Accession Number:

ADA125705

Title:

A Survey of Techniques for Determining Short-Duration Precipitation Rate Statistics.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-11-17

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

A search for information on short-duration precipitation rates uncovered several sources of data, primarily for North America and Europe. However, the data available, especially for 1-min rainfall rates, are insufficient to permit direct calculation of precipitation-rate frequency distributions for all but a few locations in the world. Since these statistics are needed for a variety of applications, researchers developed models that can be used to estimate 1-min rainfall-rate distributions. Some require climatic data, while others divide the globe into regions, each of which is associated with a representative distribution. A survey of the available data and a comparison of models for determining short-duration precipitation rate distributions is presented, with particular emphasis on 1-min rates. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE