Bidin, K. and Chappell, Nick A. (2003) First evidence of a structured and dynamic spatial pattern of rainfall within a small humid tropical catchment. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 7 (2). pp. 245-253. ISSN 1027-5606Full text not available from this repository.
In a study of the spatial variability of rainfall across a network of 46 raingauges in a 4 km2 rainforest catchment in the interior of northeastern Borneo, seasonal rainfall totals were correlated with raingauge separation distance, aspect and relief. A very high degree of spatial variability in seasonal totals across a very small area was found, even in comparison with other regions experiencing convective rainfall. Moreover, it shows systematic, stochastic structure in rainfall is present over scales of 10s to 100s metres; these patterns change from the southwest monsoon (May-October) to the northeast monsoon (November-April). Local associations with aspect and relief are present but the seasonal changes in rainfall pattern over the whole 4 km2 catchment must relate to more complex local topographic effects on the regional windfield.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Hydrology and Earth System Sciences|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||catchment ; Malaysia ; monsoon ; rainfall ; spatial variability|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited On:||12 Jan 2009 14:38|
|Last Modified:||20 Feb 2017 01:22|
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