TEMPORAL DISTRIBUTION OF RAINFALL IN VIRGINIA. FINAL REPORT

The temporal distribution of Virginia rainstorms was examined by statistically anlyzing approximately 1,400 storm events recorded throughout the state. Rainfall time distribution curves were such as the Huff quartile curves and the Soil Conservation Service Type II curves. Significant differences were found between the Virginia distribution and the national curves. No regional variation was observed in rainfall distribution for storms of six hours or longer duration. However, regional variation was appreciable for short duration storms. Design rainfall distribution curves, as well as equations describing the curves, are presented in this report. (Author)

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    Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  United States 

    Virginia Department of Highways

    Traffic and Planning Division, 1221 East Broad Street
    Richmond, VA  United States  23219

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Yu, S L
    • Hamilton, P A
    • Kent, C E
  • Publication Date: 1984-11

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-VA-85-29, VHTRC 85-R29
  • Contract Numbers: 2063-000-940
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM