Articles | Volume 20
31 May 2023
 | 31 May 2023

Exploratory analysis of citizen observations of hourly precipitation over Scandinavia

Cristian Lussana, Emma Baietti, Line Båserud, Thomas Nils Nipen, and Ivar Ambjørn Seierstad


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Short summary
We have compared hourly precipitation totals measured by rain gauges installed and maintained by citizens against professional weather stations managed by the national weather services of Finland, Norway and Sweden. The manufacturer of the citizen rain gauges is Netatmo. Despite the heterogeneity of citizens' measurements, our results show that the two data sources are comparable with each other, though with some limitations. The results also show how to improve the accuracy of citizens' data.