Record details

Title
    Spatial relationships of heavy rains in the Czech Republic
Author
    Bek, Stanislav
    Bližňák, Vojtěch
    Ježek, Josef
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Advances in Geosciences
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 25, č. 26.3.2010
Pages
    6
Year
    2010
Thesaurus term
    altitude
    heavy rains
    spatial distribution
Keyword
    Czech
    Heavy
    Rains
    Relationships
    Republic
    Spatial
Abstract (in english)
   Study of heavy rain events and their spatial distribution are of great importance. Data for this study were derived by Sokol and Bližňák (2009) from radar reflectivity and daily rain gauge measurements for the period of 2002-2008. We selected heavy rain events using spatial and intensity constrains. We studied relationships between heavy rains, altitude and terrain roughness. Heavy rain totals correlate with both altitude and terrain roughness globally over the Czech Republic. The correlation is also significant for extreme heavy rain totals. The correlation of heavy rain intensities with altitude was not proven. The highest rates of average intensities are located in the south-eastern parts of the Czech Republic. The spatial distribution of heavy rain frequencies strongly corresponds to the spatial distribution of heavy rain totals. The highest percentage of heavy rains in total precipitation is located in the north-west of the Czech Republic. The extreme heavy rains occupy higher alt
   itudes.
Contributor
    UK Praha, Přírodovědecká fakulta
Contributor code
    UK, PřF
Source format
    R
Import date
    8. 8. 2012