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Gamma distribution applied to rainfall in Zambia

Zambia. Dept. of Meteorology.

Gamma distribution applied to rainfall in Zambia

by Zambia. Dept. of Meteorology.

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Published by The Dept. in Lusaka .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Zambia.
    • Subjects:
    • Rain and rainfall -- Zambia.

    • Edition Notes

      Cover title.

      StatementDepartment of Meteorology.
      SeriesMeteorological notes series A ; no. 9, Meteorological notes (Zambia. Meteorological Dept.)., no. 9.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQC925.6.Z35 Z353 1971
      The Physical Object
      Pagination6, [16] leaves :
      Number of Pages16
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4936196M
      LC Control Number76363273

      Daily rainfall data for Moorings were supplied by the Zambia Meteorological Service. The original data had been completed and verified in Microsoft Access at the source station. These were transferred into Excel and put into CS7Data and cover the period from 1st July to . Climate Change Adaptation in ZAMBIA. Climate variability is already affecting Zambia, and projected climate change impacts include rises in temperature, shifts in precipitation, and possible. increases in the frequency and intensity of weather events. Changes in climate may exacerbate preexisting socio-economic development challenges, withFile Size: KB.

      distribution with the maximum likelihood estimates to model the summer extreme rainfalls in South Korea. Abdullah and AL-Mazroui () had found that the gamma frequency distribution provides the best fit for the annual rainfall in the southwestern region of Saudi Arabia, among the other distributions used,the normal, log-Cited by: 4. rain Weather Zambia, Satellite Weather Zambia, Weather Forecast, Rainfall, Clouds, Sun in Zambia - Source: SATcom.

      Due to high rainfall and bad roads, the Wet season months from December to March are not ideal for visiting Zambia. November – An unpredictable month, but usually with some afternoon rain. Temperatures average between 18°C/64°F in the morning and 29°C/84°F in the afternoon. western areas. Rainfall to mm, growing season is relatively short ( days) –Regions II:I ncludes much of central Zambia, with the most fertile soils and most of the country's commercial farms. Rainfall mm, and the growing season is days long. –Regions III: high-rainfall area > mm, growing seasonFile Size: KB.


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Gamma distribution applied to rainfall in Zambia by Zambia. Dept. of Meteorology. Download PDF EPUB FB2

USING GAMMA DISTRIBUTION TO REPRESENT MONTHLY RAINFALL IN AFRICA in an attempt to accurately fit precipitation data. These distributions included the compound Poisson-exponential distribution: the log, square root and cube-root normal distributions, and the gamma distribution.

In another such summary, Woolhiser () reviews studies Cited by: Husak et al. () used the gamma distribution to represent monthly rainfall in Africa for drought monitoring applications, which proved that the gamma distribution is suitable for roughly 98% of.

A year daily rainfall series and a year daily runo series are used for the application. It may be seen that the distribution ts very well to the rainfall data and also that the ascension curve of the hydrograph can easily be represented by the distribution.

Key Words: Gamma distribution, daily rainfall, daily runo, hydrograph, ascension. Chapter 4: Estimating the Distribution of Wet-day Amounts for Areal Rainfall using the Gamma Distributi on 91 The Gamma Distribution and Point and Areal Rainfall.

Introduction to the Gamma Distribution The gamma distribution is often used to model the distribution of wet-day rainfall amounts ( Size: 1MB.

Based on the gamma distribution, SPI successfully categorized extremely dry (with a SPI value less than or equal to) years over Zambia as anda severely dry.

The climate of Zambia in Central and Southern Africa is definitely tropical modified by altitude (elevation).In the Köppen climate classification, most of the country is classified as humid subtropical or tropical wet and dry, with small patches of semi-arid steppe climate in the south-west.

Climate and specifically rainfall amount is the chief determinant of type and distribution. Climate and specifically rainfall amount is the chief determinant of type and distribution of the ecoregions of Zambia. Seasons. There are two main seasons, the rainy season (November to April) corresponding to summer, and the dry season.

VERIFICATION OF THE ZAMBIA RAINFALL SEASONAL FORECASTS USING METEOROLOGICAL PRODUCTS FROM METEOSAT N. AIKAYO ZAMBIAN METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT P.O. BOX, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA e-mail: [email protected] Abstract: Rainfall Seasonal forecasts verifications have proved to be.

Abstract. The two-parameter gamma distribution is commonly employed for synthesis of instantaneous or finite-period unit hydrographs (Dooge, ) and also for flood frequency analysis (Haan, ; Phien and Jivajirajah, ; Yevjevich and Obseysekera, ).

Zambia, a country located in southern Africa, is almost entirely covered by a plateau, which tempers the climate, making the temperature generally acceptable for most of the year. In Zambia, the climate is tropical or sub-tropical depending on altitude, with a hot, humid, and rainy season from mid-November to March and a dry season from April to mid-November.

Climate and Average Weather in Zambia. Zambia has a tropical and tropical steppe climate with three distinct seasons. From mid-April to August it is dry in Zambia. The nights are nice and cool and the days are cooler than in the rest of the year.

Even if it is still fine with an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius(77 degrees Fahrenheit). What is the best time of year to go to Lusaka in Zambia.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data: During the month of February, March, April, May, June, July and August you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).

Zambia - Zambia - Climate: Although Zambia lies within the tropics, its climate is modified by the altitude of the country and is generally favourable to human settlement and comfort. The marked seasonal pattern of precipitation is caused by the north and south movement of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), which shifts with the Sun.

In January the ITCZ is in its. Precipitation in Zambia increased to mm in December from mm in November of Precipitation in Zambia averaged mm from untilreaching an all time high of mm in December of and a record low of 0 mm in July of This page includes a chart with historical data for Zambia Average Precipitation.

the Gamma distribution to represent monthly rainfall in Africa. They found that the Gamma distribution is well suited to the fitting of precipitation data and its function formulation is simpler than that of the Weibull distribution, which leads to reduced compu-tation time.

In China, the research on temporal and spatialCited by: rainfall water volume for every part of the world (as seen in the values of k and fi in ITU-R P [6]).

Rainfall water volume is a regional factor, speciflcally dependent on local seasonal cycle, thereby, producing variability in the seasonal distribution of rainfall attenuation in a locality [9,10].

Since seasonal cycles are of universal. Gamma distributions are often used. to fit such data. The results of fitting a gamma distribution to selected monthly rainfall totals at Kota Bharu are given in Table 1.

As an example, the 80% point of April totals is estimated as mm after fitting a gamma distribution with a mean of 85 mm and a k value of r--rI llOO nvn (al.

The gamma distribution is well suited to these applications because it is fairly familiar to African scientists, and capable of representing a variety of distribution shapes. This study tests the goodness-of-fit using the Kolmogorov–Smirnov (KS) test, and compares these results against another distribution commonly used in rainfall events.

Mfuwe weather station: m.a.s.l., km away from South Luangwa National Park. Chipata: km fra South Luangwa National Park; Msekera: km fra South Luangwa National Park. I'm looking for references to read about gamma distribution and applications in industry or in quality control.

I had a look at statistical methods for reliability data (Meeker and Escobar). It has some good background about gamma and other lifetime distributions but I couldn't find examples of the applications. Rainfall/ Precipitation in Ndola, Zambia Ndola reaps on average mm ( in) of rainfall per year, or mm (4 in) per month.

On average there are 94 days per year with more than mm ( in) of rainfall (precipitation) or days with a .Rainfall/ Precipitation in Lusaka, Zambia Lusaka gathers on balance mm ( in) of rainfall per year, or mm ( in) per month. On average there are 71 days per year with more than mm ( in) of rainfall (precipitation) or days with a .the gamma distribution is widely used to model rain rates.

The gamma distribution is defined by xa21 exp(2x/b) f (x)dx 5 dx, x, a, b. 0, (1) G(a)ba where aand bare the shape and scale parameters, and G is the usual gamma function.

The mean and variance of this distribution are given by aband ab2, respec-tively. By changing a and b, the gamma.