Articles | Volume 370
11 Jun 2015
 | 11 Jun 2015

On the possibilities of watershed parameterization for extreme flow estimation in ungauged basins

S. Kohnová, B. Karabová, and K. Hlavčová

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Changes in the snow water equivalent in mountainous basins in Slovakia over recent decades
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This paper is devoted to the SCN-CN method. The aim of the study was to derive empirical regional runoff CNs based on rainfall and discharge measurements for selected region in Slovakia. The CNs were treated as a random variable and were divided into three classes (I,II and III) with percentiles limits (0.10 and 0.90) of their distribution. A regional relationship for estimating coefficient λ was proposed. Finally, empirical regional runof curves with coefficient λ were derived.