Evaluation of Intensity-Duration-Frequency curves by point precipitation models

Juan B. Valdes, Paolo Bartolini

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Abstract

In this work an alternative approach to estimate the Intensity-Duration-Frequency curves is used. This approach which uses point precipitation models recently proposed in the literature are used to obtain the IDF curves. This is based in the works of Rodriguez-Iturbe et al. (1987) and Burlando and Rosso (1989). The ability of these point models to represent extreme rainfall characteristics, when only daily records are available is also analyzed in this paper. This will greatly enhance the applicability of site specific IDF curves instead of using regionalized values which may not represent appropriately the rainfall characteristics at a specific site. The approach was applied to the historical records in Harris County, Texas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWater Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources
EditorsJerry L. Anderson
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages22-26
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0872628051
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
EventProceedings of the 18th Annual Conference and Symposium - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: May 20 1991May 22 1991

Publication series

NameWater Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources

Other

OtherProceedings of the 18th Annual Conference and Symposium
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period5/20/915/22/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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