Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Research article
21 Dec 2015
Research article |  | 21 Dec 2015

Inconsistency in precipitation measurements across the Alaska–Yukon border

L. Scaff, D. Yang, Y. Li, and E. Mekis


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AR by Yanping Li on behalf of the Authors (16 Nov 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Dec 2015) by Mareile Wolff
Short summary
The bias corrections show significant errors in the gauge precipitation measurements over the northern regions. Monthly precipitation is closely correlated between the stations across the Alaska--Yukon border, particularly for the warm months. Double mass curves indicate changes in the cumulative precipitation due to bias corrections over the study period. Overall the bias corrections lead to a smaller and inverted precipitation gradient across the border, especially for snowfall.