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Multivariate disaggregation of daily to hourly rainfall series

Lim, Tou Hin (2013) Multivariate disaggregation of daily to hourly rainfall series. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Science.



This study focuses on a method to disaggregate daily rainfall into hourly precipitation. This method uses the multivariate technique in generating a small scale data from a larger scale data. In this method, the lower-level synthetic series must be consistent with the higher-level series. Hence, this method would involve a spatialtemporal rainfall modeling that combines several univariate and multivariate rainfall models operating at different timescales, in a disaggregation framework that can appropriately modify outputs of finer timescale models so as to become consistent with given coarser timescale series. The methodology can be applied to derive spatially consistent hourly rainfall series in rain gauge where only daily data are available. The simulation framework provides a way to take simulations of multivariate daily rainfall and generate multivariate fields at fine temporal resolution. In this study, rainfall stations with daily and hourly scale data in Johor are used. The multivariate method would emphasis on using several daily data from the nearby stations to be disaggregated to hourly scale data. According to literature this method has shown promising results in other countries. This method has the ability to preserve important properties of the hourly rainfall process such as marginal moments, temporal and spatial correlations, and proportions and lengths of dry intervals. Multivariate rainfall disaggregation models have greater potential in hydrological applications including enhancement of historical data series and generation of simulated data series.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Matematik Kejuruteraan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2013; Supervisor : Dr. Fadhilah Yusoff
Uncontrolled Keywords:rainfall, univariate and multivariate rainfall models
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
ID Code:44666
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:01 Oct 2015 08:08
Last Modified:19 Jul 2017 14:42

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