Parameter estimation and sensitivity analysis for the modified BartlettLewis rectangular pulses model of rainfall Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper investigates the dependence of parameters of a stationary point process model on seasonal and spatial variability of rainfall. Twenty-four years of hourly rainfall data for two stations from the Arno River basin in central Italy have been used to estimate parameters for each month, assuming local stationarity within the month. The estimated model parameters are physically reasonable, vouching for the model's ability to capture the general temporal and spatial structure of rainfall events. Parameter sensitivity analysis provide useful guidelines for understanding the model structure and devising effective parameter estimation strategies. -Authors

published proceedings

  • Journal of Geophysical Research

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Islam, S., Entekhabi, D., Bras, R. L., & RodriguezIturbe, I.

citation count

  • 71

complete list of authors

  • Islam, S||Entekhabi, D||Bras, RL||Rodriguez‐Iturbe, I

publication date

  • February 1990