Assessment of derived flood frequency distributions

Timothy H. Raines, Juan B Valdes

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Abstract

Derived flood frequency distributions based on the geomorphologic IUH are evaluated in this work. Two existing approaches, the methods of Hebson and Wood (1982) and Diaz-Granados et al. (1984), are evaluated for four catchments in Texas with different climate, geomorphology, soil type, and land use characteristics. The Diaz-Granados et al. technique was modified to use the SCS Curve Number method because the required data are more readily available than the parameters in the original formulation. The extreme value distributions from the three techniques are compared with those obtained from historic records using standard techniques. Sensitivity analysis of the parameters of the model derived in this work were carried out to provide an understanding of the evaluation of the parameters and their impact on the final distributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWater Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource - In Search of Solutions, Proceedings of the Water Resources Sessions at Water Forum
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages268-273
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0872628760
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event1992 National Conference on Water Resources Planning and Management - Water Forum '92 - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Aug 2 1992Aug 6 1992

Other

Other1992 National Conference on Water Resources Planning and Management - Water Forum '92
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period8/2/928/6/92

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flood frequency
geomorphology
sensitivity analysis
soil type
catchment
land use
climate
distribution
parameter
method

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  • Environmental Science(all)

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Raines, T. H., & Valdes, J. B. (1992). Assessment of derived flood frequency distributions. In Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource - In Search of Solutions, Proceedings of the Water Resources Sessions at Water Forum (pp. 268-273). Publ by ASCE.

Assessment of derived flood frequency distributions. / Raines, Timothy H.; Valdes, Juan B.

Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource - In Search of Solutions, Proceedings of the Water Resources Sessions at Water Forum. Publ by ASCE, 1992. p. 268-273.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Raines, TH & Valdes, JB 1992, Assessment of derived flood frequency distributions. in Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource - In Search of Solutions, Proceedings of the Water Resources Sessions at Water Forum. Publ by ASCE, pp. 268-273, 1992 National Conference on Water Resources Planning and Management - Water Forum '92, Baltimore, MD, USA, 8/2/92.
Raines TH, Valdes JB. Assessment of derived flood frequency distributions. In Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource - In Search of Solutions, Proceedings of the Water Resources Sessions at Water Forum. Publ by ASCE. 1992. p. 268-273
Raines, Timothy H. ; Valdes, Juan B. / Assessment of derived flood frequency distributions. Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource - In Search of Solutions, Proceedings of the Water Resources Sessions at Water Forum. Publ by ASCE, 1992. pp. 268-273
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