New Floods' FFA paper

fwg fig st george nov 18Floods Working Group Scientific Steering Committee members Scott St. George and Manfred Mudelsee recently published a new paper on the weight of the flood-of-record in flood frequency analysis.

The standard approach to flood frequency analysis (FFA) fits mathematical functions to sequences of historic flood data and extrapolates the tails of the distribution to estimate the magnitude and likelihood of extreme floods.

Here, the authors identify the most exceptional floods in the United States as compared against other major floods at the same location, and evaluate how the flood‐of‐record (Qmax) influences FFA estimates.

Access the Journal of Flood Risk Management paper here.

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