Mathematical models of rainstorm events in space and time Academic Article uri icon


  • The spatial and temporal structure of rainfall from storm events is investigated using point process techniques. Cells are assumed to be distributed in space either independently according to a Poisson process, or with clustering according to a NeymanScott scheme. Cells are born randomly through the storm and their rain is spread in time and space according to functions which may include random parameters. Two processes are studied: the rainfall intensity process which in reality is never measured and the cumulative rainfall process through the life of the storm. The mean, variance, and covariance structure are obtained for both processes under the different assumed models. Copyright 1987 by the American Geophysical Union.

published proceedings

  • Water Resources Research

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • RodriguezIturbe, I., & Eagleson, P. S.

citation count

  • 84

complete list of authors

  • Rodriguez‐Iturbe, Ignacio||Eagleson, Peter S

publication date

  • January 1987