Next Article in Journal
Understanding the Changes in Hydraulic Conductivity Values of Coarse- and Fine-Grained Porous Media Mixtures
Next Article in Special Issue
Low Flow Regimes of the Tarim River Basin, China: Probabilistic Behavior, Causes and Implications
Previous Article in Journal
Experimental Assessment of a New Kinetic Turbine Performance for Artificial Channels
Previous Article in Special Issue
Assessment of Meteorological Drought Indices in Korea Using RCP 8.5 Scenario
Open AccessArticle

A 60-Minute Design Rainstorm for the Urban Area of Yangpu District, Shanghai, China

1
College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai University, No. 1 Xikang Road, Nanjing 210098, China
2
Shanghai Hydrology Administration, No. 241 Longhuaxi Road, Shanghai 200232, China
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Water 2018, 10(3), 312; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10030312
Received: 2 February 2018 / Revised: 5 March 2018 / Accepted: 5 March 2018 / Published: 13 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Impact of Climate on Hydrological Extremes)
Rainfall with varied temporal distribution is an essential input to urban flood models. In this study, a 60-min design rainstorm with different return periods for the urban area of Yangpu District, Shanghai, China was derived. The design of areal rainfall amounts with given return periods was calculated through frequency analysis. The temporal distribution of the hyetograph was derived using the Pilgrim and Cordery method, combined with the fuzzy identification of seven mode hyetographs for single-peak and double-peak rainstorms separately. The derived hyetographs using the Pilgrim and Cordery method were compared with the classic Chicago rainstorm method. The results indicated that: (1) separating single-peak and double-peak rainstorms to derive respective hyetographs is more practical and rational; (2) a design rainstorm using the proposed methodology is superior to the Chicago rainstorm method. View Full-Text
Keywords: design rainstorm; design hyetograph; mode hyetographs; fuzzy identification method; Pilgrim and Cordery method design rainstorm; design hyetograph; mode hyetographs; fuzzy identification method; Pilgrim and Cordery method
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Wang, A.; Qu, N.; Chen, Y.; Li, Q.; Gu, S. A 60-Minute Design Rainstorm for the Urban Area of Yangpu District, Shanghai, China. Water 2018, 10, 312. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10030312

AMA Style

Wang A, Qu N, Chen Y, Li Q, Gu S. A 60-Minute Design Rainstorm for the Urban Area of Yangpu District, Shanghai, China. Water. 2018; 10(3):312. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10030312

Chicago/Turabian Style

Wang, Anqi; Qu, Ningling; Chen, Yuanfang; Li, Qi; Gu, Shenghua. 2018. "A 60-Minute Design Rainstorm for the Urban Area of Yangpu District, Shanghai, China" Water 10, no. 3: 312. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10030312

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop