publication . Article . Other literature type . 1993

Multifractals and extreme rainfall events

Hubert, P.; Tessier, Y.; Lovejoy, S.; Schertzer, D.; François G. Schmitt; Ladoy, P.; Carbonnel, J. P.; Violette, S.; Desurosne, I.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 21 May 1993
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
Based on a multifractal structure hypothesis for temporal rainfall processes, a general formula relating maximum possible point rainfall accumulations is derived as a function of the duration and sample size. This formula appears to be in agreement with empirical observations. Such a result may reconcile some opposite points of view regarding extreme rainfall events, and suggests new ways of exploiting the scaling properties of rain processes.
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Atmospheric and Oceanic PhysicsPhysics::Geophysics
free text keywords: [SDE]Environmental Sciences, General Earth and Planetary Sciences, Geophysics
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