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Generalised technique for the estimation of probable maximum precipitation in India

Rakhecha, PR and Kennedy, MR (1985) Generalised technique for the estimation of probable maximum precipitation in India. Journal of Hydrology, 78. pp. 345-359.

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Abstract

In this paper a version of a generalised method of estimating probable maximum precipitation (PMP) is applied to the catchments of four large dams in India. The value of a secure dam is high both in terms of human life and in economic terms. Reliable estimates of PMP are required in estimating the design flood for spillways of large earth and rockfill dams. Estimates of PMP obtained using the traditional method of moisture maximisation and storm transposition can be unreliable as highly efficient rain storms may not be represented in the rainfall records of an area

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 10:49
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 10:49
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/3544

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