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Flood regimes in the Southern Caucasus: the influence of precipitation on mean annual floods and frequency curves.

Sutcliffe, J.V.; Farquharson, F.A.K.; Tate, E.L.; Folwell, S.S.. 2008 Flood regimes in the Southern Caucasus: the influence of precipitation on mean annual floods and frequency curves. Hydrology Research, 39. 385-401. 10.2166/nh.2008.025

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Abstract/Summary

Relations between mean annual flood estimates and basin area and precipitation, as well as dimensionless flood frequency curves, have been derived from a number of groups of gauging stations in the southern Caucasus. Total precipitation and its seasonal distribution are extremely variable at this location. The importance of antecedent soil moisture deficit (closely linked to the seasonal distribution of precipitation) in determining the shape of flood frequency curves is discussed through previous empirical studies and recent sensitivity analyses. The varying shape of regional curves from the southern Caucasus is related to the variations in soil moisture deficit

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.2166/nh.2008.025
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Water > WA01 Water extremes > WA01.3 Quantification of uncertainties, trends and risk of extremes
CEH Sections: CEH fellows
Boorman
ISSN: 0029-1277
Additional Keywords: basin characteristics, dimensionless flood frequency curves, mean annual flood, soil moisture deficit, Southern Caucasus
NORA Subject Terms: Hydrology
Date made live: 03 Aug 2010 15:20
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/7221

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