Estimation of Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Frequency in the United States
Author(s)Feldmann, Monika; Emanuel, Kerry; Zhu, Laiyin; Lohmann, Ulrike
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Tropical cyclones pose a significant flood risk to vast land regions in their path because of extreme precipitation. Thus it is imperative to quantitatively assess this risk. This study compares exceedance frequencies of tropical cyclone precipitation derived from two independent observational datasets with those estimated using a tropical cyclone rainfall algorithm applied to large sets of synthetic tropical cyclones. The modeled rainfall compares reasonably well to observed rainfall across much of the southern United States but does less well in the mid-Atlantic states. Possible causes of this disparity are discussed. © 2019 American Meteorological Society.
Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
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Feldmann, et al. "Estimation of Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Frequency in the United States." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 58, 8 (August 2019): 1853-1866 © 2019 Author(s)
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