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Rainfall intensity-duration equations

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Abstract

A method for rapidly developing a rainfall intensity-duration equation for durations less than one hour and recurrence intervals between 2 and 100 years for any location in the conterminous United States is presented. Optimal parameters of a general rainfall-intensity duration equation are determined using precipitation depths for durations of 5, 10, 15, 30 and 60 minutes obtained from commonly available isopluvial maps. A single set of parameters applies to the entire western U.S. For the central and eastern U.S, a graphical means of determining the parameters is provided.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Rainfall intensity-duration equations
ISBN:
0872626709; 0872626709
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, United States
First page:
826
Last page:
831
Conference Title:
Hydraulic Engineering: Proceedings of the 1988 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
Conference Location:
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Conference Date:
8 August 1988 through 12 August 1988