Combining multiple precipitation data sources to improve drought monitoring and forecasting in data poor regions

Recent studies showed that alternative (quasi-)global satellite and forecast precipitation products each have their strengths and weakness and that an optimal estimate can be derived by using the ensemble. This project will investigate whether such an ensemble can be used formally in a global monitoring and forecasting systems, and whether it produces more reliable water forecasts.

This project is in collaboration with Prof. Eric Wood and Dr Justin Sheffield (Princeton University).

Candidates should have some experience with scripting languages and programming. A scholarship may be available.

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