Flood Risk Assessment and Management

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Floods are devastating natural disasters with a significant impact on human life and the surrounding environent. Flood Risk Assessment and Management should serve as an Ideal textbook on analytical ...
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Areal Rainfall

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Dawei Han


Rain gauge networks have limited spatial resolutions. Conventional methods such as Thiessen Polygon method, Isohyetal method and Reciprocal-distance-squared method are easy to use but unable to provide information on uncertainties. Geostatistical methods such as Kriging are able to provide point rainfall estimation and catchment average rainfall, as well as uncertainty information on the estimated values.


point rainfall, catchment average, geostatistics, semivariogram, Kriging


Department of Civil Engineering University of Bristol, U.K.