Regionalization of a model for design storms

Paolo Bartolini, Marina Calcagno, Juan B. Valdés

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Abstract

A stochastic precipitation model, which is able to capture the main characteristics of heavy rainfalls in Liguria (northern Italy), has been examined to investigate the possibility to regionalize its parameters. The alternative between explicitly or implicitly taking into account the physical characteristics of a site (elevation, distance from the sea, exposition) directly or by means of the geographical coordinates has been considered. In this first approach, the comparison was restricted to the influence of elevation on the parameters of the model. It has been observed that better results have been obtained when the elevation is explicitly taken into account, even if the number of parameters of the interpolating function is lower. This seems to point out the other physical characteristics may also be regionalized explicitly, but with a greater difficulty to find an appropriate value. Copyright ASCE 2004.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJoint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Partnerships
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventJoint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Jul 30 2000Aug 2 2000

Publication series

NameJoint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000: Building Partnerships
Volume104

Other

OtherJoint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period7/30/008/2/00

Keywords

  • Design storms
  • Elevation
  • Italy
  • Parameters
  • Precipitation, atmospheric
  • Stochastic models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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    Bartolini, P., Calcagno, M., & Valdés, J. B. (2004). Regionalization of a model for design storms. In Joint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000: Building Partnerships (Joint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000: Building Partnerships; Vol. 104). https://doi.org/10.1061/40517(2000)36