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Title:Hydrometeorology of Heavy Rainstorms in Selected Illinois Basins
Author(s):Huff, Floyd A.
Subject(s):Area-depth relations
climatology
heavy rainstorms
hydrometeorology
rainfall frequency distributions
rainfall intensity
storm characteristics
time distribution of rainfall
Abstract:This report is a working guide for hydrologists and engineers who are concerned with the frequency distribution of rainfall and the patterns and characteristics of severe precipitation events for six major basins in Illinois: the Kaskaskia, Big Muddy, Sangamon, Little Wabash, Embarras, and Spoon Rivers. Included are: the frequency distribution of areal mean rainfall for return periods of 1 to 100 years and storm periods of 6 to 48 hours; the frequency distribution of areal mean rainfall for fixed subareas of each basin for areas of 10 to 400 square miles and storm periods of 1 to 48 hours; and the frequency distribution of areal mean rainfall for incremental areas of 25 to 1000 square miles and durations of 6 to 48 hours for non-specific areas of each basin (basin storm envelope values). Also described are certain storm characteristics that are mutually applicable to all six basins, such as storm orientation and shape and synoptic weather systems that produce the heavy storms.
Issue Date:1981
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Citation Info:Huff, Floyd A. Hydrometeorology of Heavy Rainstorms in Selected Illinois Basins. Illinois State Water Survey, Urbana, Report of Investigation 96, 1981.
Series/Report:Report of Investigation (Illinois State Water Survey) RI-096
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/77768
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright, University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved. This document is a product of the Illinois State Water Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois State Water Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended for research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-05-27


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