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Title: A review of the optimum accuracy of flow and rainfall forecasting
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: note 433
Flood forecasting problems are classified in terms of the time scale of the catchment response and spatial scale of the flood producing storms. This provides a rational framework for assessing current practice, the scope for increasing effectiveness as well as for performing cost benefit analyses. These two criteria provide the most useful and fundamental classification of flood forecasting problems. An alternative classification according to catchment type, size, land use etc., would lead to numerous categories that in the end would need to be related to the above two fundamental criteria. A detailed review of the factors affecting the accuracy and timeliness of flow and rainfall forecasts is presented. Where possible these uncertainties have been quantified based on published studies.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: ForecastingFlow rateFloodingFlood controlRainfallEnvironmental monitoringStatistical methodsModels
Extent: 32; + appendices
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