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dc.contributor.authorBurn D.H.-
dc.contributor.authorGoel N.K.-
dc.identifier.citationHydrological Sciences Journal (2000), 45(1): 97-112-
dc.description.abstractA new technique is developed for identifying groups for regional flood frequency analysis. The technique uses a clustering algorithm as a starting point for partitioning the collection of catchments. The groups formed using the clustering algorithm are subsequently revised to improve the regional characteristics based on three requirements that are defined for effective groups. The result is overlapping groups that can be used to estimate extreme flow quantiles for gauged or ungauged catchments. The technique is applied to a collection of catchments from India and the results indicate that regions with the desired characteristics can be identified using the technique. The use of the groups for estimating extreme flow quantiles is demonstrated for three example sites. © 2000 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.-
dc.relation.ispartofHydrological Sciences Journal-
dc.titleThe formation of groups for regional flood frequency analysis [La formation de groupes pour l'estimation régionale de la fréquence des crues]-
dc.affiliationBurn, D.H., Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada-
dc.affiliationGoel, N.K., Department of Hydrology, University of Roorkee, Roorkee, 247 667, India-
dc.description.fundingAcknowledgements The research described has been partially supported by a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This contribution is gratefully acknowledged. This work was commenced while the second author was a visiting scholar in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Figures 3-5 were produced using the WINFAP-FEH software package developed by the Institute of Hydrology in the UK. The authors are grateful to Dr Duncan Reed for providing a beta version of this software. The present version of the paper has benefited greatly from the useful comments provide by two anonymous reviewers.-
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