Estimation of multidimensional precipitation parameters by areal estimates of oceanic rainfall Academic Article uri icon


  • The procedure followed was the fitting of the first- and second-order moments at different aggregation scales by nonlinear regression techniques. The numerical estimates of the parameters using different subsets of GATE information were reasonably stable, i.e., they were not affected by changes of the area-averaging size, temporal length of the records, and percentage of areal coverage of rainfall. This suggests that the estimation procedure is relatively robust and suitable to estimate the parameters of the multidimensional model in areas of sparse density of rain gages. -from Authors

published proceedings

  • Journal of Geophysical Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Valds, J. B., Nakamoto, S., Shen, S., & North, G. R.

citation count

  • 26

complete list of authors

  • Vald├ęs, JB||Nakamoto, S||Shen, SSP||North, GR

publication date

  • January 1990