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An analysis of annual maxima at long daily raingauge records at a sample of UK reservoir sites. Project note to Defra, project WS194/2/39 (Reservoir Safety - Long Return Period Rainfall)

Stewart, E. J.; Folwell, S. S.. 2007 An analysis of annual maxima at long daily raingauge records at a sample of UK reservoir sites. Project note to Defra, project WS194/2/39 (Reservoir Safety - Long Return Period Rainfall). Wallingford, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, 13pp. (CEH Project Number: C02760)

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Abstract/Summary

Until the publication of the Flood Estimation Handbook (FEH) in 1999, UK practice in flood estimation was based on the methods outlined in the Flood Studies Report (FSR) published by NERC (1975) and refined in a number of supplementary reports over the subsequent decade. The analysis reported here compares rainfall frequency estimates derived from a number of different methods at 66 daily raingauge locations near reservoir sites with a view to assessing the extent to which the results of the FEH model exceed those of the FSR.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Water > WA01 Water extremes > WA01.1 New methodologies to quantify floods, flows and droughts
CEH Sections: Boorman
Funders/Sponsors: DEFRA
Additional Keywords: rainfall, frequency analysis
NORA Subject Terms: Hydrology
Date made live: 26 Feb 2008 11:00
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2354

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