Calculation of Extreme Precipitation Threshold by Percentile Method Based on Box-Cox Transformation

  • Chi ZhangEmail author
  • Pu-wen Lei
  • Koji Koyamada
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 946)


In this paper, we proposed an improved percentile method that used for calculating the threshold value of the extreme precipitation event. The method normalizes the series of daily precipitation data by Box-Cox transformation and calculates the extreme precipitation threshold through the Z-score and specified percentile. According to the experimental result, the proposed method shows higher stability under some circumstances, comparing to the traditional percentile methods. As the complement, it is capable to obtain better results in the calculation of the extreme precipitation threshold if combined with other percentile methods.


Extreme precipitation event Percentile method Box-Cox transformation 



I appreciate the financial support of China Scholarship Council during my study in Kyoto University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.School of Electrical EngineeringWuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  3. 3.Academic Center for Computing and Media StudiesKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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