A Time Interval Distribution for Excessive Rainfallby 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 | Rainfall frequency | Information management | Probability distribution | Frequency distribution | Probability | Frequency analysis
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