California method

California method

[¦kal·ə¦fȯr·nyə ′meth·əd]
(hydrology)
A form of frequency analysis which employs the return period, a parameter that measures the average time period between the occurrence of a quantity in hydrology and that of an equal or greater quantity, as the plotting position.
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He was particularly critical of the California Method, the mass-production technique pioneered in Southern California during the postwar housing boom that allowed developers to fabricate an unprecedented number of housing units at low costs and high speeds, alienating both architect and owner from their traditional relationship to the house.
In a fitting move for his Rialto site, Zago has attempted to reinvent the California Method, replacing traditional stud construction with a system of prefabricated panels, which offer more flexibility at a lower cost but are equally easy to assemble.
On the other hand, lo reinvent, rather than critique, as he seeks to do with the California Method, seems to he a uniquely architectural capability.
The California method can be used for oil spills that are small enough not to have NRD values in excess of $50,000 total.
Finally, damages estimated by the California method will increase with the duration and extent of the injury to natural resources.
The California method seems to score somewhat better on this point, because it accounts explicitly for the duration of the injury, and the underlying reduced-form analysis incorporates variation in duration in a manner that discounts streams of benefits over time appropriately.
Noting that home warranty usage in California continues at a rate of eight of every 10 existing home sales, having grown three-fold since 1985, HWAC President Ray Adams said, "The California method of home warranties is a national model on the strength of the exchange of value it creates between the real estate agent and home warranty company.
He pointed out that the California method of home warranty usage has been validated by the fact that the state far outpaces the nation by more than 50 percent.
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