Determining the Parameters of the Intermediate Duration - Intensity Equation for Mediterranean Region, Turkey

ŞENOCAK S., Tosunoglu F., ACAR R., ŞENGÜL S.

World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium (WMCAUS), Prague, Czech Republic, 12 - 16 June 2017, vol.245 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 245
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1757-899x/245/6/062031
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to determine the parameter estimates of the general intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) formula for the 20 rainfall stations in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey. The maximum annual rainfall data were statistically analyzed for the durations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 18 and 24 hours. Generalized Extreme Value (GEV), Gumbel, Normal, twoparameter Lognormal, three-parameter Lognormal, Gamma, Pearson type-III and Log-Pearson type-III distributions were considered and compared using Chi square (chi 2) goodness-fit test. Parameters of these distributions were estimated using both maximum likelihood and moment methods. The parameters of the general IDF equation i. (A* T-B)/(t(0) + D) and coefficient of correlation (R) for different return periods (2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 years) were calculated by using nonlinear estimation method. Coefficient of correlation result (R = 0,875) of general IDF equation showed the suitability for intermediate durations in the Mediterranean Region.