Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Research article
20 Dec 2017
Research article |  | 20 Dec 2017

Precipitation extremes on multiple timescales – Bartlett–Lewis rectangular pulse model and intensity–duration–frequency curves

Christoph Ritschel, Uwe Ulbrich, Peter Névir, and Henning W. Rust

Data sets

Berlin Dahlem precipitation time-series 2001–2013 C. Ritschel, K. Müller, H. Rust and U. Ulbrich

Short summary
A stochastic model for precipitation is used to simulate an observed precipitation series; it is compared to the original series in terms of intensity–duration frequency curves. Basis for the latter curves is a parametric model for the duration dependence of the underlying extreme value model allowing a consistent estimation of one single duration-dependent distribution using all duration series simultaneously. The stochastic model reproduces the curves except for very rare extreme events.