Evaluation of PERSIANN-CDR for Meteorological Drought Monitoring over China
AbstractIn this paper, Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Artificial Neural Networks–Climate Data Record (PERSIANN-CDR) is analyzed for the assessment of meteorological drought. The evaluation is conducted over China at 0.5° spatial resolution against a ground-based gridded China monthly Precipitation Analysis Product (CPAP) from 1983 to 2014 (32 years). The Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) at various time scales (1 month to 12 months) is calculated for detecting drought events. The results show that PERSIANN-CDR depicts similar drought behavior as the ground-based CPAP in terms of capturing the spatial and temporal patterns of drought events over eastern China, where the intensity of gauge networks and the frequency of droughts are high. 6-month SPI shows the best agreement with CPAP in identifying drought months. However, large differences between PERSIANN-CDR and CPAP in depicting drought patterns and identifying specific drought events are found over northwestern China, particularly in Xinjiang and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau region. Factors behind this may be due to the relatively sparse gauge networks, the complicated terrain and the performance of PERSIANN algorithm. View Full-Text
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Guo, H.; Bao, A.; Liu, T.; Chen, S.; Ndayisaba, F. Evaluation of PERSIANN-CDR for Meteorological Drought Monitoring over China. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 379.
Guo H, Bao A, Liu T, Chen S, Ndayisaba F. Evaluation of PERSIANN-CDR for Meteorological Drought Monitoring over China. Remote Sensing. 2016; 8(5):379.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guo, Hao; Bao, Anming; Liu, Tie; Chen, Sheng; Ndayisaba, Felix. 2016. "Evaluation of PERSIANN-CDR for Meteorological Drought Monitoring over China." Remote Sens. 8, no. 5: 379.
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