Review article

Critical review of the design and methods for obtaining and presenting characteristics of rainfall

UDC: 

628.221

DOI: 

10.23968/1999-5571-2018-15-1-105-113

Pages: 

105-113

Annotation: 

The article considers the main and alternative sources of data regarding precipitation.The author presents an analysis results of design rainfall characteristics in Saint Petersburg obtained at different times by different researchers in comparison with the data obtained by computer processing of the observation data covering the period 1897-1990. The analysis of discrepancies has identified two causes of errors: poor selection of regression equations and partial data processing. They were caused by the wish to simplify the data processing and further calculations; therefore they were obstacles one should avoid at updating the precipitation characteristics data.

Authors: 

Petrenko D. S. Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

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