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The Cryosphere, 9, 2417–2428, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-2417-2015

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The Cryosphere, 9, 2417–2428, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-2417-2015
Research article
21 Dec 2015
Research article | 21 Dec 2015

Inconsistency in precipitation measurements across the Alaska–Yukon border

L. Scaff et al.

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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.