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Extreme rainfall rates and probable maximum precipitation

Author
M. Carmen Casas-Castillo; Rodriguez, R.
Type of activity
Book chapter
Book
Adverse weather in Spain
First page
135
Last page
148
Publisher
Antonio Madrid Vicente, Ediciones
Date of publication
2013-08-01
ISBN
978-84-96709-43-0 Open in new window
URL
http://cataleg.upc.edu/record=b1431889~S1*cat Open in new window
Abstract
One of the most important climatic features that characterize a territory is its pluviometric regime and, in particular, the extreme rainfall rates produced in the area. Their knowledge is essential for planning hydraulic works and for designing rainwater drainage systems and flood prevention. In addition, the behavior of this variable can be very useful for the evaluation of possible effects of the climatic change. In this chapter we summarize the methodology used in the calculation of the freq...
Keywords
IDF curves., Probable maximum precipitation, spatial rainfall distribution

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