Multifractal analyses of daily rainfall time series in Pearl River basin of China
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AbstractThe multifractal properties of daily rainfall time series at the stations in Pearl River basin of China over periods of up to 45 years are examined using the universal multifractal approach based on the multiplicative cascade model and the multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis (MF-DFA). The results from these two kinds of multifractal analyses show that the daily rainfall time series in this basin have multifractal behavior in two different time scale ranges. It is found that the empirical multifractal moment function K (q) of the daily rainfall time series can be fitted very well by the universal multifractal model (UMM). The estimated values of the conservation parameter H from UMM for these daily rainfall data are close to zero indicating that they correspond to conserved fields. After removing the seasonal trend in the rainfall data, the estimated values of the exponent h(2) from MF-DFA indicate that the daily rainfall time series in Pearl River basin exhibit no long-term correlations. It is also found that K(2) and elevation series are negatively correlated. It shows a relationship between topography and rainfall variability. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
All Author(s) ListYu ZG, Leung Y, Chen YD, Zhang Q, Anh V, Zhou Y
Journal namePhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Year2014
Month7
Day1
Volume Number405
PublisherElsevier
Pages193 - 202
ISSN0378-4371
eISSN1873-2119
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsDaily rainfall time series; Multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis; Multifractal property; Universal multifractal model
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPhysics; Physics, Multidisciplinary; PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY

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