A synoptic evaluation of frequencies and intensities of extreme three- and 24-hour rainfall in Louisiana

G. E. Faiers, B. D. Keim, Katherine Hirschboeck

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This research classifies extreme three-hour and 24-hour rainfall events in Louisiana by synoptic weather types (Frontal, Gulf Tropical Disturbance, and Air Mass). These classes were used to analyze differences in frequencies and intensities of extreme rainfall. Significant differences were found in the storm frequencies by weather type. However, no significant differences were detected in rainfall intensities between weather types during either duration. These findings have a bearing on statistical procedures associated with estimating storm probabilities in the region. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-163
Number of pages8
JournalProfessional Geographer
Volume46
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994

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A synoptic evaluation of frequencies and intensities of extreme three- and 24-hour rainfall in Louisiana. / Faiers, G. E.; Keim, B. D.; Hirschboeck, Katherine.

In: Professional Geographer, Vol. 46, No. 2, 1994, p. 156-163.

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