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Areal flood-frequency analysis in a humid region

September 30, 1960

This study was made to define the relation between floods in a humid region and the causative factors that account for their variability. The study covered the basic relationships between peak discharges and hydrologic factors as well as the practical working methods for generalizing the results on a regional basis. Statistical multiple-correlation techniques were applied to hydrologic data in New England. A field and library investigation of historical flood data extended the period of flood knowledge to as much as 300 years. The relation of many topographic and climatic factors to flood peaks was tested. Flood peaks with recurrence intervals at 9 levels, from 1.2 to 300 years, were related to 6 independent variables, 3 of which are topographic, 2 climatic, and 1 orographic. 

Publication Year 1960
Title Areal flood-frequency analysis in a humid region
DOI 10.1080/02626666009493175
Authors M. A. Benson
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title International Association of Scientific Hydrology - Bulletin
Index ID 70220576
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse