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Statistical distribution of daily rainfall and its association with the coefficient of variation of rainfall series

Ananthakrishnan, R and Soman, MK (1989) Statistical distribution of daily rainfall and its association with the coefficient of variation of rainfall series. International Journal of Climatology, 9 (5). pp. 485-500.

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Abstract

The study focuses attention on the normalized rainfall curve (NRC) depicting the association between cumulated percentage rain amount (x) and cumulated percentage number of rain days (y) of the rainfall series. It is shown that the NRC is uniquely determined by the coefficient of variation (CV) of the rainfall series. There is no universal NRC that can represent all rainfall regimes. The equation x=y exp-b(100-y)c, where b and c are two empirical constants, gives a good analytical representation of the NRCs over a wide range of CV values of the rainfall series. This analytical equation is able to account for the occurrence of high rainfall intensities towards the upper extremity of the NRC for rainfall series with high values of CV.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Meteorological Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: daily; normalised rainfall curve; rainfall series; variation coefficient
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 08:36
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2015 08:36
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1156

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