Testing the homogeneity in extreme rainfall data series is an important step to be performed before applying the frequency analysis method to obtain quantile values. In this work, six homogeneity tests were applied in order to check the existence of break points in extreme annual 24-h rainfall data at eight stations located in the Umbria region (Central Italy). Two are parametric tests (the standard normal homogeneity test and Buishand test) whereas the other four are non-parametric (the Pettitt, Sequential Mann–Kendal, Mann–Whitney U, and Cumulative Sum tests). No break points were detected at four of the stations analyzed. Where inhomogeneities were found, the multifractal approach was applied in order to check if they were real or not by comparing the split and whole data series. The generalized fractal dimension functions Dq and the multifractal spectra f(α) were obtained, and their main parameters were used to decide whether or not a break point existed.

Assessing Inhomogeneities in Extreme Annual Rainfall Data Series by Multifractal Approach

Morbidelli, Renato;Saltalippi, Carla;Flammini, Alessia
2020

Abstract

Testing the homogeneity in extreme rainfall data series is an important step to be performed before applying the frequency analysis method to obtain quantile values. In this work, six homogeneity tests were applied in order to check the existence of break points in extreme annual 24-h rainfall data at eight stations located in the Umbria region (Central Italy). Two are parametric tests (the standard normal homogeneity test and Buishand test) whereas the other four are non-parametric (the Pettitt, Sequential Mann–Kendal, Mann–Whitney U, and Cumulative Sum tests). No break points were detected at four of the stations analyzed. Where inhomogeneities were found, the multifractal approach was applied in order to check if they were real or not by comparing the split and whole data series. The generalized fractal dimension functions Dq and the multifractal spectra f(α) were obtained, and their main parameters were used to decide whether or not a break point existed.
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