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dc.contributor.authorBushong, Jack S.en_US
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T20:15:35Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T20:15:35Z
dc.date.issued1999-03
dc.identifier.isbn0-935835-06-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/47996
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 1999 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 30 and 31, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn a typical year, flooding is the number one cause of weather related deaths in the United States. The National Hurricane Center recently reported that inland flooding now surpasses coastal storm surge as the leading cause of hurricane related deaths (Rappaport et al., 1998). Hurricane Mitch of October, 1998, was responsible for upwards of 10,000 people losing their lives in inland flooding and mud flows in Central America. Although the National Weather Service has produced river and flooding forecasts since 1890, it wasn't until the mid 1990s that the Southeast River Forecast Center (SERFC) incorporated Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts (QPF) into its river models throughout the southeastern United States. With the southeastern United States receiving more annual precipitation than anywhere else in the country, and with threats of hurricanes and other tropical type weather, it is imperative that an accurate QPF forecast be made and entered into the SERFC river models. Verification of the QPF has been an important undertaking at the SERFC over the last two years. This paper will discuss QPF verification findings for 1998 and the impact of QPF on the accuracy of hydrologic models.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by the Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2202 with partial funding provided by the U.S. Department of Interior, geological Survey, through the Georgia Water Research Insttitute as authorized by the Water Research Institutes Authorization Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397). The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of the University of Georgia or the U.S. Geological Survey or the conference sponsors.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI1999. River Basin Managementen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectFloodingen_US
dc.subjectHurricane related deathsen_US
dc.subjectQuantitative precipitation forecastsen_US
dc.subjectHydrologic modelsen_US
dc.titleQuantitative Precipitation Forecast: Its Generation and Verification at the Southeast River Forecast Centeren_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUnited States. National Weather Serviceen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameSoutheast River Forecast Center (U.S.)en_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecologyen_US


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