Assessment of the return period of near-PMP point and catchment rainfall for England and Wales
Collier, Chris G.; Morris, David G.; Jones, David A.. 2011 Assessment of the return period of near-PMP point and catchment rainfall for England and Wales. Meteorological Applications, 18. 155-162. 10.1002/met.191Full text not available from this repository.
The return periods of sub-daily rainfall events approaching Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) have been estimated for point locations and catchment areas using the assumptions made in a previously published storm model. It has been assumed that PMP of around 12 h duration is the result of severe thunderstorms for catchments up to about 200 km2 and of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) for larger catchments. The analysis suggests return periods ranging from around 1 in 10 000 years for point locations to 1 in 500 000 years for large catchments, though these are very dependent on the assumptions. The results are compared with estimates from a number of other sources. Copyright © 2010 Royal Meteorological Society
|Programmes:||CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Water > WA Topic 3 - Science for Water Management > WA - 3.1 - Develop next generation methods for river flow frequency estimation and forecasting|
|Additional Keywords:||PMP, probable maximum precipitation, return period, mesoscale convective systems|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Meteorology and Climatology
|Date made live:||26 May 2011 14:33|
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