What is it about?

The master equation of intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) relationship for Barcelona was obtained. Extreme rainfall events in this area were classified in four main classes, related to their temporal structure. An index giving some information about the severity of storms taking into account the contribution of different scales implied in rainfall processes was proposed.

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Why is it important?

The duration and frequency of extreme rainfall intensities are important climatological features to be considered in meteorology, hydrology and civil engineering. Their knowledge is essential for planning hydraulic works, roads and sewage systems, and for designing rainwater drainage networks in large infrastructures. Moreover, it could be very useful in order to detect the climatic changes and evaluate their possible effects in a given area.

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This page is a summary of: A methodology to classify extreme rainfall events in the western mediterranean area, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, April 2004, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s00704-003-0003-x.
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