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


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (08 Aug 2017) by Carlo De Michele
AR by Christoph Ritschel on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Sep 2017) by Carlo De Michele
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Sep 2017)
RR by Reik Donner (09 Oct 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Oct 2017) by Carlo De Michele
AR by Christoph Ritschel on behalf of the Authors (18 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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.