The SQM model

The Spatial Quantile Mapping (SQM) is a simple method for spatially adjusting the structure of design storms. This method enables the morphing of recorded precipitation fields (intensities, storm area and spatial structure) following, e.g., changes in climate

An example of a composite of the storm spatial profile before (left) and after (right) applying the SQM.


Peleg, N., Ban, N., Gibson, M.J., Chen, A.S., Paschalis, A., Burlando, P. and Leitão, J.P., 2022. Mapping storm spatial profiles for flood impact assessments. Advances in Water Resources, 166, p.104258.


Nadav Peleg. (2022). Spatial quantile mapping code example. Zenodo.