Revista Brasileira de Meteorologia
versão impressa ISSN 0102-7786
ARAUJO, Lincoln Eloi de et al. Statistical analysis of rains intense in the Paraíba River bas. Rev. bras. meteorol. [online]. 2008, vol.23, n.2, pp. 162-169. ISSN 0102-7786. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-77862008000200005.
This research was accomplished in the Paraíba river basin for to identify the space and temporal variability of the rains intense of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 days. The obtained results showed concentration of maximum values of the space variation of the rains intense in the east of the subbasin of Low Paraíba, south of the subbasin of the river Taperoá and center-north of the subbasin of High Paraíba. The analysis of the temporal variation did reveal that the months of larger occurrences of rains intense in the basin in study are: January, February, March and April. Soon after, the rains intense they were adjusted to the probability distribution function of Gumbel. The test Kolmogorov-Smirnov was used to verify the quality of those fittings.
Palavras-chave : Rains intense; Paraíba river basin; Gumbel probability.