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dc.contributor.author Moges, S.A.
dc.contributor.author Alemaw, B.F.
dc.contributor.author Chaoka, T.R.
dc.contributor.author Kachroo, R.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-09T13:16:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-09T13:16:43Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Moges, S.A. et al (2007) Rainfall interpolation using a remote sensing CCD data in a tropical basin – A GIS and geostatistical application, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol. 32, pp. 976–983 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1474-7065
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/500
dc.description.abstract This paper is aimed at developing a geostatistical model to improve interpolated annual and monthly rainfall variation using remotely- sensed cold cloud duration (CCD) data as a background image. The data set consists of rainfall data from a network of 704 rain gauges in the Rufiji drainage basin in Tanzania. We found ordinary kriging to be a robust estimator due mainly to its inherent nature of including the non-stationary local mean during estimation. Parameter sensitivity analysis and examination of the residuals revealed that the parameter values of the variogram viz., the nugget effect, the range, sill value and maximum direction of continuity, as long as they are in acceptable ranges, and any different combination of these parameters, have low effect on model efficiency and accuracy. Rather, the use of remotely-sensed CCD data as a background image is found to improve the interpolation as compared to the estimation based on observed point rainfall data alone. The study revealed the improvement in terms of Nash–Sutcliffe model performance index (R2) by using CCD as external drift with kriging provided an R2 of 64.5% compared to the simple kriging and ordinary kriging, which performed with efficiency of 60.0% and 61.4%, respectively. For each case, parameter sensitivity analysis was conducted to investigate the effect of the change in the parameters on the model performance and the spatio-temporal interpolation results. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier, www.elsevier.com/locate/pce en_US
dc.subject Parameter sensitivity en_US
dc.subject Variogram analysis en_US
dc.subject Kriging cold cloud duration (CCD) en_US
dc.title Rainfall interpolation using a remote sensing CCD data in a tropical basin – A GIS and geostatistical application en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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