An algorithm for derivation of design rainfall temporal patterns for short and long duration storms

Rahman, Ataur, Islam, Mazharul, & Bhuiyan, Touhid (2009) An algorithm for derivation of design rainfall temporal patterns for short and long duration storms. In Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Water and Flood Management, 15-17 March 2009, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka.

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This paper presents a computer algorithm for derivation of design rainfall temporal patterns which are widely used in rainfall runoff modeling. The algorithm identifies design storms of durations of 10 minutes to 120 hours from continuous rainfall data and then applies Method of Average Variability to produce design rainfall temporal patterns following the procedures recommended in Australian Rainfall and Runoff – the national guide for design streamflow estimation in Australia. The algorithm has been tested using rainfall data from the Gold Coast region in Australia and has been found to produce satisfactory results. The algorithm would be useful in deriving design rainfall temporal patterns where such data are unavailable and to update existing design rainfall temporal patterns data in a region to capture recent trends in rainfall characteristics.

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ID Code: 21130
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Rainfall Algorithm, Rainfall Temporal Patterns, Design Rainfalls, Rainfall Variability, Algorithm
ISSN: 9843000033545
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Natural Resource Management (050209)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Institute of Water and Flood Management
Deposited On: 12 Jun 2009 03:01
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2013 03:30

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