Articles | Volume 25, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 6479–6494, 2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 6479–6494, 2021
Research article
20 Dec 2021
Research article | 20 Dec 2021

Flexible and consistent quantile estimation for intensity–duration–frequency curves

Felix S. Fauer et al.

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Extreme rainfall events are modeled in this study for different timescales. A new parameterization of the dependence between extreme values and their timescale enables our model to estimate extremes on very short (1 min) and long (5 d) timescales simultaneously. We compare different approaches of modeling this dependence and find that our new model improves performance for timescales between 2 h and 2 d without affecting model performance on other timescales.