Universal multifractal description of an hourly rainfall time series from a location in southern Spain

A. P. GARCÍA MARÍN, F. J. JIMÉNEZ HORNERO, J. L. AYUSO MUÑOZ

Abstract

Multifractal turbulence formalism has been used to perform an analysis for scales from 1 hour to almost 6 months of the time structure of the hourly rainfall series recorded during twenty-four years in Córdoba, a location in southern Spain. The parameters of the universal multifractal model were estimated and the theoretical moments scaling exponent function was obtained exhibiting an acceptable agreement with the empirical function for a range of moments. The universal multifractal model shown itself to be a suitable tool for describing the statistics of the rainfall series recorded in Córdoba.

Keywords

Rainfall, multifractal analysis, universal multifractal model

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