Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Civil Engineering

First Advisor

Abdoul Oubeidillah

Second Advisor

Jongmin Kim

Third Advisor

Chu-Lin Cheng


Section 1: This chapter incorporates extensive information about the concept of Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) curves, their historical development and usage, specific focus on the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and the importance of using a comprehensive 32-year data set from 1990-2022 to develop these curves.

Section 2: This chapter provides detailed information about the rigorous comparison of the developed IDF curves with previous ones, where past IDF curves were developed using an empirical formula method. The research presented here employs the Gumbel distribution method, providing a fresh perspective and potentially more accurate predictions of future weather extremes.

Section 3: This chapter outlines the process of developing hyetographs and the methodologies used to determine the threshold of hurricanes. It offers insights into how these hyetographs can be used for predicting hurricanes, underscoring the critical importance of this research in contributing to our understanding of extreme weather events, and offering potential strategies for future weather predictions and disaster preparedness.


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