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Multiscale Spatial and Temporal Statistical Properties of Rainfall in Central Arizona

Global Drylands Center Sustainability@ASU

Giuseppe Mascaro

  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

The statistical properties of the rainfall regime in central Arizona were investigated using observations from the early 1980s of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County network, currently consisting of 310 gauges ranging in elevation from 220 to 2325 m MSL. A set of techniques was applied to analyze the properties across a wide range of temporal scales (from 1 min to years) and the associated spatial variability. Results of this work expand previous studies on the dominant meteorological features in the region and support the development of rainfall downscaling models from coarse products of climate, meteorological, or other statistical models.

Giuseppe Mascaro is an assistant professor at the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at ASU. He earned a “Laurea” (Master of Science) in Civil Engineering in 2001 (summa cum laude) and a PhD in Hydrology in 2008 from the University of Cagliari, Italy.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.