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DOI 10.1002/hyp.10227
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Title (Primary) A new magnitude category disaggregation approach for temporal high-resolution rainfall intensities
Author Anis, M.R.; Rode, M.
Source Titel Hydrological Processes
Year 2015
Department ASAM
Volume 29
Issue 6
Page From 1119
Page To 1128
Language englisch
Keywords rainfall disaggregation; point rainfall; storm events; magnitude categories; Hyetos and cascade
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Abstract Simulation of quick runoff components such as surface runoff and associated soil erosion requires temporal high-resolution rainfall intensities. However, these data are often not available because such measurements are costly and time consuming. Current rainfall disaggregation methods have shortcomings, especially in generating the distribution of storm events. The objectives of this study were to improve point rainfall disaggregation using a new magnitude category rainfall disaggregation approach. The procedure is introduced using a coupled disaggregation approach (Hyetos and cascade) for multisite rainfall disaggregation. The new procedure was tested with ten long-term precipitation data sets of central Germany using summer and winter precipitation to determine seasonal variability. Results showed that dividing the rainfall amount into four daily rainfall magnitude categories (1–10, 11–25, 26–50, >50 mm) improves the simulation of high rainfall intensity (convective rainfall). The Hyetos model category approach (HyetosCat) with seasonal variation performs representative to observed hourly rainfall compared with without categories on each month. The mean absolute percentage accuracy of standard deviation for hourly rainfall is 89.7% in winter and 95.6% in summer. The proposed magnitude category method applied with the coupled HyetosCat–cascade approach reproduces successfully the statistical behaviour of local 10-min rainfall intensities in terms of intermittency as well as variability. The root mean square error performance statistics for disaggregated 10-min rainfall depth ranges from 0.20 to 2.38 mm for summer and from 0.12 to 2.82 mm for the winter season in all categories. The coupled stochastic approach preserves the statistical self-similarity and intermittency at each magnitude category with a relatively low computational burden.
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Anis, M.R., Rode, M. (2015):
A new magnitude category disaggregation approach for temporal high-resolution rainfall intensities
Hydrol. Process. 29 (6), 1119 - 1128 10.1002/hyp.10227