Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Clim. Past, 16, 663–678, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-663-2020
Clim. Past, 16, 663–678, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-663-2020

Research article 02 Apr 2020

Research article | 02 Apr 2020

Statistical reconstruction of daily precipitation and temperature fields in Switzerland back to 1864

Lucas Pfister et al.

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This paper aims to reconstruct high-resolution daily precipitation and temperature fields for Switzerland back to 1864 using a statistical approach called the analogue resampling method. Results suggest that the presented method is suitable for weather reconstruction. As illustrated with the example of the avalanche in winter 1887/88, these weather reconstructions have great potential for various analyses of past weather and climate impact modelling.