UNDERSTANDING COMPLEXITY IN THE STRUCTURE OF RAINFALL

Citation data:

Fractals, ISSN: 0218-348X, Vol: 01, Issue: 03, Page: 606-616

Publication Year:
1993
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cee_facpub/2517
DOI:
10.1142/s0218348x93000642
Author(s):
Rajagopalan, Balaji; Tarboton, David G.
Publisher(s):
World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt
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UWRL
article description
This paper aims at understanding the structure of high resolution storm rainfall rates. Scale invariance property has been observed from the distribution function. Departures from simple scaling (i.e., multiscaling) have been noted, suggesting a cascade phenomenon. Close agreement of theoretical and estimated singularity spectra indicates the plausibility of modeling rainfall process by random cascades. Connections between multiscaling and the singularity spectrum have been identified.