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Title: Flood frequency analysis for the Red River at Winnipeg
Authors: Burn D.H.
Goel N.K.
Published in: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Abstract: This paper reviews the flood frequency characteristics of the Red River at Winnipeg. The impacts of persistence in the flood series on estimates of flood quantiles and their associated confidence intervals are examined. This is done by generating a large number of data sequences using a mixed noise model that preserves the short-term and long-term correlation structures of the observed flood series. The results reveal that persistence in the data series can lead to a slight increase in the expected flood magnitude for a given return period. More importantly, persistence is shown to dramatically increase the uncertainty associated with estimated flood quantiles. The 117-year flood series for the Red River at Winnipeg is demonstrated to be equivalent to roughly 45 years of independent data.
Citation: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (2001), 28(3): 355-362
URI: https://doi.org/10.1139/cjce-28-3-355
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/9147
Issue Date: 2001
Keywords: Extreme events
Flood frequency
Historical data
Simulation
ISSN: 3151468
Author Scopus IDs: 7102878303
36190650800
Author Affiliations: Burn, D.H., Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
Goel, N.K., Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
Corresponding Author: Burn, D.H.; Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada; email: dhburn@uwaterloo.ca
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