Universality of rain event size distributions

  title={Universality of rain event size distributions},
  author={Ole Peters and Anna Deluca and {\'A}lvaro Corral and J. David Neelin and Christopher E. Holloway},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment},
  • O. Peters, A. Deluca, C. Holloway
  • Published 20 October 2010
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
We compare rain event size distributions derived from measurements in climatically different regions, which we find to be well approximated by power laws of similar exponents over broad ranges. Differences can be seen in the large-scale cutoffs of the distributions. Event duration distributions suggest that the scale-free aspects are related to the absence of characteristic scales in the meteorological mesoscale. 

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