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Development and Testing of Canada-Wide Interpolated Spatial Models of Daily Minimum-Maximum Temperature and Precipitation for 1961-2003

Hutchinson, Michael; McKenney, Daniel; Lawrence, Kevin; Pedlar, John H; Hopkinson, Ron F.; Milewska, Ewa; Papadopol, Pia


The application of trivariate thin-plate smoothing splines to the interpolation of daily weather data is investigated. The method was used to develop spatial models of daily minimum and maximum temperature and daily precipitation for all of Canada, at a spatial resolution of 300 arc s of latitude and longitude, for the period 1961-2003. Each daily model was optimized automatically by minimizing the generalized cross validation. The fitted trivariate splines incorporated a spatially varying...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
DOI: 10.1175/2008JAMC1979.1


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