Temporal rainfall disaggregation by a simple random cascade model

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This study evaluates the utility and suitability of a simple discrete multiplicative random cascade model for temporal rainfall disaggregation. Two of a simple random cascade model, namely log-Poisson and log-Normal β models are applied to simulate hourly rainfall from daily rainfall at seven rain gauge stations in Peninsular Malaysia. The cascade models are evaluated based on the capability to simulate data that preserve three important properties of observed rainfall: rainfall variability, intermittency and extreme events. The results show that both cascade models are able to simulate reasonably well the commonly used statistical measures for rainfall variability (e.g. mean and standard deviation) of hourly rainfall. With respect to rainfall intermittency, even though both models are underestimated, the observed dry proportion, log-Normal β model is likely to simulate number of dry spells better than log-Poisson model. In terms of rainfall extremes, it is demonstrated that log-Poisson and log-Normal β models gave a satisfactory performance for most of the studied stations herein, except for Dungun and Kuala Krai stations, which both located in the east part of Peninsula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-85
Number of pages9
JournalJurnal Teknologi
Volume80
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

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Keywords

  • Intermittency
  • Rainfall disaggregation
  • Rainfall extremes
  • Rainfall variability
  • Random cascade models
  • Statistical moment scaling

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  • Engineering(all)

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Temporal rainfall disaggregation by a simple random cascade model. / Saad, Siti Mariam; Jemain, Abdul Aziz; Ismail, Noriszura.

In: Jurnal Teknologi, Vol. 80, No. 6, 01.11.2018, p. 77-85.

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