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A data-based assessment of the dependence of short-duration precipitation on elevation
 

Summary: A data-based assessment of the dependence of short-duration precipitation
on elevation
P. Allamano *, P. Claps, F. Laio, C. Thea
Dipartimento di Idraulica, Trasporti ed Infrastrutture Civili, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
a r t i c l e i n f o
Article history:
Received 15 July 2008
Received in revised form 24 December 2008
Accepted 8 January 2009
Available online 18 January 2009
Keywords:
Orographic effect
Intense rainfall
DDF curves
Elevation
a b s t r a c t
Variability of precipitation with elevation is often related to the presence of an orographic effect interact-
ing with prevailing arrival directions of wet air masses. This effect is commonly recognized to be respon-
sible for the increase with elevation of the annual precipitation amounts measured at the ground level.
However, the variability with elevation of heavy rainfall of short duration is poorly investigated in

  

Source: Allamano, Paola - Dipartimento di Idraulica,Trasporti e Infrastrutture Civili, Politecnico di Torino
Claps, Pierluigi - Dipartimento di Idraulica,Trasporti e Infrastrutture Civili, Politecnico di Torino
Laio, Francesco - Dipartimento di Idraulica,Trasporti e Infrastrutture Civili, Politecnico di Torino

 

Collections: Engineering; Environmental Management and Restoration Technologies; Geosciences