(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

An analysis of intra-event precipitation variability for the United States (1980–2010)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BROMMER D.M. (1) ; CERVENY R.S. (2) ; BALLING R.C. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of North Alabama, Florence, ETATS-UNIS
(2) School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, ETATS-UNIS


Hourly precipitation data were collected from 143 first-order US weather stations during the period from 1980 to 2009 to assess the internal distribution of precipitation events lasting at least 3 hours. Here, the AA. examine the spatial variability of 4 fundamental distribution characteristics, specifically the mean, standard deviation, skewness, and kurtosis of these precipitation occurrences. Basic statistical storm distribution maps for the USA are therefore presented. The results tend to allow differentiation between types of storms and provide additional insight into storm event variability, possibly assisting in water management, flood control, and engineering studies


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 34, no6 [pp. 456-470]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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