Depth, duration, and frequency of point rainfall - ratios of 6-hour, 48-hour, and 72-hour rainfall to 24-hour extremes; location of recording rain gauges used in the analyses

Depth, duration, and frequency of point rainfall - ratios of 6-hour, 48-hour, and 72-hour rainfall to 24-hour extremes; location of recording rain gauges used in the analyses The plate contains four maps. The first map shows the location of recording rain gauges used in the map and their number of years of record. The three other maps show the ratio 6-hour/24-hour rainfall extremes, the ratio 48-hour/24-hour rainfall extremes and the ratio 72-hour/24-hour rainfall extremes. Ratios of 6-hour/24-hour rainfall vary from less than 0.5 to above 0.8, the lowest being over coastal areas that are more affected by travelling low pressure systems, and the highest over the Prairies and Southern Ontario where convective activity and intense thunderstorms of short duration predominate. The isolines of the 48-hour/24-hour rainfall ratio show less spatial variation than the other ratios, varying from 1.1 to 1.4. Generally the lowest values are in eastern Canada. The other rainfall ratio chart, 72-hour/24-hour, is very similar to the 48-hour/24-hour chart. The highest ratios above 1.6 are confined to the coastal mountains of British Columbia and along the eastern shore of Baffin Island. 2022-02-22 Natural Resources Canada NRCan.geogratis-geogratis.RNCan@canada.ca Form DescriptorsGovernment and PoliticsNature and EnvironmentScience and Technologyclimatehydrologyprecipitationwater balance Download English JPEG through HTTPJPG https://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas/eng/hydro_1978/water_quantity_precipitation/07_Depth_Duration_Frequency_Point_Rainfall_1978_150.jpg Download English PDF through HTTPPDF https://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas/eng/hydro_1978/water_quantity_precipitation/07_Depth_Duration_Frequency_Point_Rainfall_1978_150.pdf Download French JPEG through HTTPJPG https://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas/fra/hydro_1978/water_quantity_precipitation/07_Hauteur_Duree_Frequence_Precipitations_Ponctuelles_1978_150.jpg Download French PDF through HTTPPDF https://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas/fra/hydro_1978/water_quantity_precipitation/07_Hauteur_Duree_Frequence_Precipitations_Ponctuelles_1978_150.pdf

The plate contains four maps. The first map shows the location of recording rain gauges used in the map and their number of years of record. The three other maps show the ratio 6-hour/24-hour rainfall extremes, the ratio 48-hour/24-hour rainfall extremes and the ratio 72-hour/24-hour rainfall extremes. Ratios of 6-hour/24-hour rainfall vary from less than 0.5 to above 0.8, the lowest being over coastal areas that are more affected by travelling low pressure systems, and the highest over the Prairies and Southern Ontario where convective activity and intense thunderstorms of short duration predominate. The isolines of the 48-hour/24-hour rainfall ratio show less spatial variation than the other ratios, varying from 1.1 to 1.4. Generally the lowest values are in eastern Canada. The other rainfall ratio chart, 72-hour/24-hour, is very similar to the 48-hour/24-hour chart. The highest ratios above 1.6 are confined to the coastal mountains of British Columbia and along the eastern shore of Baffin Island.

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