Extreme Rainfall Events in the Hawaiian Islands

  title={Extreme Rainfall Events in the Hawaiian Islands},
  author={Pao‐Shin Chu and Xin Zhao and Yingzhen Ruan and Melodie Grubbs},
  journal={Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology},
  • P. ChuXin Zhao M. Grubbs
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
Abstract Heavy rainfall and the associated floods occur frequently in the Hawaiian Islands and have caused huge economic losses as well as social problems. Extreme rainfall events in this study are defined by three different methods based on 1) the mean annual number of days on which 24-h accumulation exceeds a given daily rainfall amount, 2) the value associated with a specific daily rainfall percentile, and 3) the annual maximum daily rainfall values associated with a specific return period… 

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