probable maximum precipitation


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probable maximum precipitation

[′präb·ə·bəl ′mak·sə·məm pri‚sip·ə′tā·shən]
(meteorology)
The theoretically greatest depth of precipitation for a given duration that is physically possible over a particular drainage area at a certain time of year; in practice, this is derived over flat terrain by storm transposition and moisture adjustment to observed storm patterns.
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Statistical approach is used to compute the probable maximum precipitation in those regions where at least 30 to 40 years daily rainfall data is available.
In present study, different statistically approaches were used to estimate probable maximum precipitation for one day interval by using Hershfield, Gumble theory of extreme value and Log Pearson Type -III for high altitudes areas of Pakistan.
The Hershfield method [13][14] was used to estimate the Probable maximum precipitation and Gumbel method was used to compute the one day maximum rainfall for different return period i.
Hershfield technique was used to estimate the probable maximum precipitation (PMP).
Probable maximum precipitation was estimated in the high altitude area with the aim to plan the soil and water conservation structures in the watershed.
Hardaker, Estimating probable maximum precipitation using a storm model approach", Journal of Hydrology, pp.
Prakash, and Singh, Estimation of probable maximum precipitation for one day duration in Jhalarapatan region of Rajasthan", Ind.
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