Articles | Volume 19, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4735–4746, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-4735-2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4735–4746, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-4735-2015

Research article 03 Dec 2015

Research article | 03 Dec 2015

Regime shifts in annual maximum rainfall across Australia – implications for intensity–frequency–duration (IFD) relationships

D. C. Verdon-Kidd and A. S. Kiem

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Jul 2015) by Nadia Ursino
AR by Danielle Verdon-Kidd on behalf of the Authors (17 Sep 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (28 Sep 2015) by Nadia Ursino
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Oct 2015) by Nadia Ursino
RR by Francesco Serinaldi (12 Oct 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (13 Oct 2015)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (26 Oct 2015) by Nadia Ursino
AR by Danielle Verdon-Kidd on behalf of the Authors (04 Nov 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Nov 2015) by Nadia Ursino
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Short summary
Rainfall intensity-frequency-duration (IFD) relationships are required for the design and planning of water supply and management systems around the world. Currently IFD information is based on the "stationary climate assumption". However, this paper provides evidence of regime shifts in annual maxima rainfall time series using 96 daily rainfall stations and 66 sub-daily rainfall stations across Australia. Importantly, current IFD relationships may under- or overestimate the design rainfall.