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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"Estimating the Exceedance Probability of Extreme Rainfalls up to the Probable Maximum Precipitation." Journal of Hydrology 543: 706-720.
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.
Hershfield technique was used to estimate the probable maximum precipitation (PMP).
estimation of probable maximum precipitation for catchment in eastern by a generalized method .Theor.
In cases where failure of a hydraulic structure has the potential to cause massive economic damage or loss of lives, ail analysis based oil the probable maximum precipitation (PMP) is required.
(386 mm) exceeded the 24-h probable maximum precipitation (PMP) amount of 14 in.
F., 1963: Probable maximum precipitation and rainfall-frequency data for Alaska.
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