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A shortcut to seasonal design rainfall estimates in the UK

Kjeldsen, T. J.; Prudhomme, C.; Svensson, C.; Stewart, E. J.. 2006 A shortcut to seasonal design rainfall estimates in the UK. Water and Environment Journal, 20. 282-286. 10.1111/j.1747-6593.2006.00028.x

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Abstract/Summary

The depth–duration–frequency (DDF) model developed as part of the Flood Estimation Handbook (FEH) enables estimates of design rainfall to be made at any location in the UK. This study presents a shortcut method for estimating seasonal design rainfall for a summer and winter season, respectively, using a simple seasonal correction factor in combination with the FEH DDF estimate of design rainfall. The seasonal correction factors were derived for the summer and winter season for a range of durations. The observed correction factors were linked to standard average annual rainfall available from the FEH CD-ROM, thereby enabling the use of this method at any location in the UK. The results obtained in this study are shown to correspond well to the summary statistics on seasonal rainfall presented in the Flood Studies Report.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1111/j.1747-6593.2006.00028.x
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Water
CEH Sections: _ Hydrological Risks & Resources
ISSN: 1747-6585
Additional Keywords: design rainfall, Flood Estimation Handbook, seasonal rainfall
NORA Subject Terms: Hydrology
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Date made live: 07 May 2008 10:02
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2885

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