Change factors for the 2- to 100-year daily (24-hour) extreme rainfall storms for the Continental United States from downscaled climate projections
datasetposted on 2020-04-24, 18:28 authored by Tania Lopez-CantuTania Lopez-Cantu
This dataset contains change factors for the 2- to 100-year daily (24-hour) extreme rainfall storms for the Continental United States from publicly available downscaled climate projections, namely BCCAv.2, LOCA, MACA and NA-CORDEX data sets. Change factors were estimated as the ratio between the historical (period between
1950-2005) climate simulations of extreme rainfall and the future (period between 2044-2099) climate simulations of rainfall depths corresponding to the average recurrence interval (e.g. 2-, 5-year). These change factors were computed using the Generalized Extreme Value Distribution, which is widely used to describe rainfall extremes.
This data archive was prepared as part of the outputs of the published article Lopez‐Cantu, T., Prein, A. F., & Samaras, C. (2020). Uncertainties in Future U.S. Extreme Precipitation from Downscaled Climate Projections. Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL086797. When using the data in this archive, citation must be given to the original article.