Special Issue "Extreme Value Analysis of Short-Duration Rainfall and Intensity–Duration–Frequency Models"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Extreme rainfall events have a large impact on society and can lead to loss of life and property, for example, by causing landslides or flooding due to dike breach or dam failures. For planning, design, and operation of water resources projects, the estimation of flood risks often relies on the statistics of extreme precipitation.
The main aim is to develop methodologies and applications for the assessment of past and future characteristics of (short-duration) rainfall extremes. In particular, we welcome research findings in the form of intensity–duration–frequency (IDF) models. The research is not only relevant at the local scale, but also at the catchment or the global scales.
The research activities include a wide range of expertise, and may focus on (i) analysis of temporal or spatial trends in extreme rainfall intensities, (ii) the estimation of the impact of climate change on future climate IDF relationships, with associated uncertainties, (iii) the estimation of IDF curves at ungauged sites by means of spatial extreme value models, scale invariance properties, or any other methodology or framework, (iv) the conversion of IDF characteristics at the local scale to catchment-average rainfall intensity, (v) the use of alternative rainfall datasets, i.e., other than rain gauge measurements, such as remote sensing rainfall records, and (vi) any other advanced statistical methodology such as multivariate extreme value theory to estimate joint probabilities between extreme rainfall intensities and other meteorological conditions.Dr. Hans Van de Vyver
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- intensity–duration–frequency curves
- design storms
- subdaily precipitation extremes
- scale invariance
- extreme value theory
- past and future precipitation extremes
- spatial extremes
- uncertainty analysis