Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191710
Title:
An analysis of a rainfall frequency formula as applied to Honduras
Author:
Vogler, Kenneth John.
Issue Date:
1980
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A precipitation formula for estimating rainfall frequency-duration values from monthly rainfall data in Honduras is compared with frequency-duration values approximated by the Gumbel method. The precipitation formula is empirically developed from rainfall data collected in Central America and from intensities found in a rainfall frequency atlas for the United States. Data from thirty-six precipitation stations scattered throughout Honduras are used in the comparison and the precipitation formula is modified for Honduras conditions. A computer program is developed to make the calculations. The percentage differences between formula derived and Gumbel derived intensities are exponentially distributed. The exponential distribution is used to quantify the differences between the two methods for estimating rainfall intensity. It is concluded that the precipitation formula is useful for determining rainfall frequency-duration values especially in areas where very little precipitation data is available.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Rain and rainfall -- Honduras.; Rain and rainfall -- Data processing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Thames, John L.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAn analysis of a rainfall frequency formula as applied to Hondurasen_US
dc.creatorVogler, Kenneth John.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVogler, Kenneth John.en_US
dc.date.issued1980en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA precipitation formula for estimating rainfall frequency-duration values from monthly rainfall data in Honduras is compared with frequency-duration values approximated by the Gumbel method. The precipitation formula is empirically developed from rainfall data collected in Central America and from intensities found in a rainfall frequency atlas for the United States. Data from thirty-six precipitation stations scattered throughout Honduras are used in the comparison and the precipitation formula is modified for Honduras conditions. A computer program is developed to make the calculations. The percentage differences between formula derived and Gumbel derived intensities are exponentially distributed. The exponential distribution is used to quantify the differences between the two methods for estimating rainfall intensity. It is concluded that the precipitation formula is useful for determining rainfall frequency-duration values especially in areas where very little precipitation data is available.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRain and rainfall -- Honduras.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRain and rainfall -- Data processing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairThames, John L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRasmussen, Williamen_US
dc.identifier.oclc212889807en_US
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