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Table 4 Mean absolute error between PRISM and observed (HOBO) minimum and maximum temperatures (°C) and between observed and estimated minimum and maximum surface temperatures using various lapse rate estimation methods

From: Cross-scale modeling of surface temperature and tree seedling establishment in mountain landscapes

Analysis All aspects North South Valley Ridgeline
Minimum temperature      
PRISM vs. HOBO 1.59 1.58 1.44 1.24 2.24
HOBO vs. average lapse rate 1.63 1.58 1.66 1.20 2.15
Maximum temperature      
PRISM vs. HOBO 9.92 7.48 10.47 9.61 11.80
HOBO vs. average lapse rate 3.82 1.92 4.22 4.55 4.18
HOBO vs. regressed solar lapse rate 3.57 1.92 3.62 4.71 3.79
  1. n: north: 18, south: 30, valley: 21, ridgeline: 18, total: 87.
  2. Analysis points consisted of paired comparisons between monthly temperature datasets.