Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 143–155, 2015
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 143–155, 2015

Peer-reviewed comment 29 Jun 2015

Peer-reviewed comment | 29 Jun 2015

CEH-GEAR: 1 km resolution daily and monthly areal rainfall estimates for the UK for hydrological and other applications

V. D. J. Keller et al.

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Bell, V. A., Davies, H. N., Kay, A. L., Marsh, T. J., and Brookshaw, A.: Developing a large-scale water-balance approach to seasonal forecasting: application to the 2012 drought in Britain, Hydrol. Process., 27, 3003–3012, 2013.
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The CEH – Gridded Estimates of Areal Rainfall (CEH–GEAR) dataset contains 1 km gridded estimates of daily and monthly rainfall for Great Britain and Northern Ireland (plus approximately 3000 km2 in the Republic of Ireland) from 1890 to 2012. The rainfall estimates are derived from the Met Office national database of observed precipitation, using a natural neighbour interpolation methodology which includes a normalisation step based on average annual rainfall.