Comment on ‘Homogeneity analysis of rainfall series-an application of the use of a realistic rainfall model’

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In a recent paper, Thompson (1984a) derives a distribution function for monthly rainfall totals which has physically meaningful parameters. He states that this distribution function can be used for the assessment of the homogeneity of rainfall time series. An example from Auckland, New Zealand is given and correction factors derived in order to form a homogeneous series. The purpose of this comment is to demonstrate that the methodology presented has three basic flaws.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-341
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Climatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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