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River flood frequency estimation using continuous runoff modelling

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/1999
<mark>Journal</mark>Proceedings of the ICE - Water and Maritime Engineering
Issue number4
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)225-234
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper explores the estimation of river flood frequencies by modelling catchment runoff on a continuous time basis. The work uses the modelling of a sample of British catchments as a basis for generalization in space, such that ungauged sites can potentially be addressed by the method. The principles of the method are outlined. Pilot study hood frequency results for site-specific and for spatially generalized model parameter estimation are discussed. Examples are given of an extension of the method in time to allow estimates to be made of high recurrence interval floods, and of the ability of the method to incorporate changed climatic regimes.