partial-duration series

partial-duration series

[′pär·shəl du̇′ra·shən ‚sir·ēz]
(geophysics)
A series composed of all events during the period of record which exceed some set criterion; for example, all floods above a selected base, or all daily rainfalls greater than a specified amount.
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Data for the hydrologic frequency analysis can be selected by two methods: the annual series and the partial-duration series method.
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