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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Cumulative Storm Rainfall Distributions: Comparison of Huff Curves

Authors
item Bonta, James
item Shahalam, Abulbasher - KUWAIT UNIVERSITY

Submitted to: Journal of Hydrology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 18, 2002
Publication Date: January 6, 2003
Citation: BONTA, J.V., SHAHALAM, A. CUMULATIVE STORM RAINFALL DISTRIBUTIONS: COMPARISON OF HUFF CURVES. JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY (NZ). 2003. V. 42(1). P. 65-74.

Interpretive Summary: Storm rainfall data measured minutely are seldom available, and methods to simulate storm intensities are needed. One useful method for describing rainfall intensities uses a set of curves called Huff curves. However, methods to develop curves that are stable are needed. Factors such as number of storms affects how stable the curves are (the more measured storms, the less the curves will change). The question is, what is the minimum number of measured storms needed to develop a set of stable curves. A method is needed to compare sets of curves so that one can use the curves with confidence for a practical application. Results are presented on a study of two different methods of comparing curves. The results will be useful to researchers interested in global change studies and weater simulation for simulation of storms and weather simulation models.

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