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Title: WRRCSR No. 9:23:83 Rainfall Frequency Study for Oahu: Option 1--Preparation of Rainfall Frequency Maps 
Author: Giambelluca, Thomas W.; Lau, L. Stephen; Fok, Yu-Si; Schroeder, Thomas A.
Date: 1983-09
Publisher: Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Giambelluca TW, Lau LS, Fok Y, Schroeder TA. Rainfall frequency study for Oahu: option 1--preparation of rainfall frequency maps. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC special report, 9:23:83.
Abstract: Annual maximum rainfall series at 157 gages were used to evaluate extreme value rainfall. Daily fixed-interval data were adjusted by a factor of 1.143 to represent true maxima. Records of short-term stations were extrapolated by regional analysis. Gumbel extreme value, log-Pearson Type III, and log-normal distributions were tested for applicability and found to have approximately equal goodness-of-fit. The Gumbel distribution was used, fitted by the method of moments. A topographically based interstation interpolation model was developed as an aid in mapping maximum rainfall for durations of 1-, 6-, and 24-hr and return periods of 2-, 10-, 50-, and 100 years.
Series/Report No.: WRRC Special Report
Sponsorship: United States Department of the Army, Pacific Ocean Division, Corps of Engineers; Option No. 1, Proposal No. DACW84-82-R-0014
Pages/Duration: v + 5 pages
LC Subject Headings: Rain and rainfall -- Hawaii -- Oahu.

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