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Title:Hydrometeorological Characteristics of Severe Rainstorms in Illinois
Author(s):Huff, Floyd A.
heavy rainstorms
rainfall frequency distributions
rainfall intensity
storm characteristics
Abstract:This report provides a summary of available information on heavy rainstorms in Illinois obtained from analyses of data from various sources. These include climatological records of the National Weather Service, field surveys of severe rainstorms by the State Water Survey, and data collected from operation of several dense raingage networks in the state beginning in 1948. The major objective is to provide information useful in hydrologic design projects. Primary emphasis is placed on the frequency distribution of areal mean rainfall in severe rainstorms having durations of 6 to 48 hours and producing excessive amounts over areas of 25 to 10,000 square miles. However, information is also provided on other important storm factors, such as their shape, orientation, movement, and time distribution characteristics.
Issue Date:1979
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:Report of Investigation (Illinois State Water Survey) RI-090
Genre:Technical Report
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:2015-05-28

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