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REGIONAL ANALYSES OF STREAMFLOW CHARACTERISTICS
1. Purpose and objectives
To describe ways of developing regional relations between streamflow
and basin characteristics. Such relations can be used to estimate streamflow characteristics at sites where there are no streamflow records.
The manual describes various ways of generalizing streamflow characteristics and evaluates the applicability and reliability of each
under various hydrological conditions. Several alternatives to
Streamflow characteristics defined at gauging stations and the corresponding basin characteristics such as drainage area, topographic characteristics, and climatic characteristics.
Equations relating various streamflow characteristics to basin
characteristics, and some measure of their standard errors.
5. Operational requirements and restrictions
The region studied should be reasonably homogeneous hydrologically and
it should contain streamflow records from sites representing all parts of the region and having a wide range of the applicable basin characteristics.
Results are most reliable in humid regions.
6. Form of presentation
Manual in English.
7. Operational experience
Extensive in the US.
8. Originator and technical support
U.S. Geological Survey.
10. Conditions on use
|(First entered: 25 AUG 87||
Last updated: 28 MAR 90)