A Time Interval Distribution for Excessive Rainfall

by H. C. S. Thom, Office of Climatology, U. S. Weather Bureau, Washington, D. C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 7, Pg. 83-91

Document Type: Journal Paper


Alhtough recurrence intervals are of primary interest in frequency analysis of excessive precipitation, present methods average these intervals and thus conceal much design information; by relating probability to recurrence interval instead of rainfall depth, distribution of recurrence interval for preassigned rainfall amount is obtained; this provides additional information for design.

Subject Headings: Rainfall frequency | Probability distribution | Frequency analysis | Frequency distribution | Probability

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