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A categorical, event oriented, flood forecast verification system for National Weather Service hydrology
  • Published Date:
    1988
Filetype[PDF - 3.28 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    United States, Office of Hydrology.
  • Series:
    NOAA technical memorandum NWS HYDRO ; 43
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    The National Weather Service River Forecast Centers deliver most of the flood prediction service in the United States, chiefly for the larger streams that are sufficiently networked with river and rain gages to permit the forecast of river rise well in advance of crest. However, a system of compiling information over time that permits the Agency to judge and track its flood prediction capability has never been established due to complexity of the verification problem. In particular, the historic reliance on observed versus forecast crest difference as the primary means of determining flood forecast accuracy has prevented agreement within the profession as to the best method of compiling verification data.

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