Training (Observed) Data Sets

Like all other statistical downscaling methods, LOCA uses observations as the basis for constructing the final fine spatial resolution field.

For daily precipitation, maximum, and minimum temperature, we use the Livneh et al. (2015) data set over the period 1950-2005. The data can be downloaded from:

http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:0129374

The paper describing the Livneh data set can be found in the Bibliography.