Table 2: Comparison of statistical indices between short and long period data series.

StationData setMean (mm/month)Max. (mm/month)Min. (mm/month)Std. (mm)

NanchengGauge 1970–2010142.4635.60113.3
Gauge 1998–2010145.8635.60111.5
TRMM 1998–2010161.3715.40.27123.8
Ji’anGauge 1970–2010127.4574098.5
Gauge 1998–2010130.9563.50.6103.3
TRMM 1998–2010138.9480.50105.9