Comparison of Normal Ratio Method and Distance Power Method for Estimating Missing Rainfall Data with Three Neighboring Stations
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This study compared the performances of Normal Ratio Method and Distance Power Method as a tool for estimating missing rainfall data. The data utilized are the rainfall data of the three neighboring station of Catarman, Northern Samar, Philippines. These stations are Catbalogan Station (Samar Province), Legazpi (Bicol Province) and Masbate (Masbate Province).
The observed daily rainfall data for the Catarman (Northern Samar), Catbalogan, Legazpi, and Masbate were obtained from the Philippine Atmospheric Geographical Astronomical Services Administration. The monthly rainfall were computed for the three (3) neighboring stations (Catbalogan, Legazpi, Masbate).
The evaluation used the T-test for correlated samples and the Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient for the monthly rainfall data computed of the three neighboring Station of Catarman, Northern Samar with the three neighboring stations. Based from the results, Normal Ratio Method performs better than Distance Power Method as applied to three neighboring stations.
- Normal ratio method
- distance power method
- missing rainfall
- rainfall data.
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