Modelling and simulation of seasonal rainfall

Piantadosi, Julia and Howlett, Phil and Borwein, Jonathan M. Modelling and simulation of seasonal rainfall. Journal of Hydrology . (Submitted)

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    We use multi-dimensional checkerboard copulas to construct joint probability density functions for seasonal rainfall at specific locations on the east coast of Australia. The joint distribution preserves the known marginal monthly rainfall distributions and matches the observed monthly rank correlation coefficicients. The method can be used with any desired marginal distributions and provides a much improved model for the variance of the total seasonal rainfall. We apply the new models to two particular case studies and present a collection of Matlab programs that enable easy implementation of the proposed method.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: 49-xx Calculus of variations and optimal control; optimization
    62-xx Statistics
    90-xx Economics, operations research, programming, games
    Faculty: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Jonathan Borwein
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2012 08:49
    Last Modified: 10 Nov 2012 10:02

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