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Simple scaling properties of annual maximum streamflow in Peninsular Malaysia

Shabri, Ani (2006) Simple scaling properties of annual maximum streamflow in Peninsular Malaysia. In: Recent Advances in Probability and Statistics. Penerbit UTM, Johor , pp. 105-117. ISBN 978-983-52-0612-2

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Hydrologists often need to estimate flood frequencies at sites with little or no flow information. One approach to calculate stream flow characteristics at ungauged sites is to use regional flood analysis. One of the most popular regional flood analysis is the index flood method. The scaling concept is closely related to the to the index flood magnitude of regional flood analysis [8]. Therefore, the application of the index flood method in regional flood analysis could be justified, provided the flood series are simple scaling [7]. The scaling concept provides a new tool in the analysis and modeling of spatial variability of hydrologic processes such as rainfall or stream flow over a range of scales, with consideration of physiographical and climate factors governing the processes. For instance, Smith [8], Pandey [7], Gupta et al., [3] and Yue and Gan [10] investigated the spatial scaling behavior of flood peaks. Kumar and Foufoula-Georgiou [5] applied the scaling concept to analyze the spatial property of rainfall events. Yu et al. [11] studied regional rainfall intensity formulas based on scaling properties of observed rainfall data at recording rain gauges.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Q Science
Divisions:Science
ID Code:25751
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:05 Jun 2012 04:22
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