Rating curve uncertainty: A comparison of estimation methods

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Edited by: George ConstantinescuMarcelo H. Garcia, and Dan Hanes



The USGS is engaged in both internal development and collaborative efforts to evaluate existing methods for characterizing the uncertainty of streamflow measurements (gaugings), stage-discharge relations (ratings), and, ultimately, the streamflow records derived from them. This paper provides a brief overview of two candidate methods that may be used to characterize the uncertainty of ratings, and illustrates the results of their application to the ratings of the two USGS streamgages.

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Rating curve uncertainty: A comparison of estimation methods
ISBN 978-1-138-02913-2
DOI 10.1201/9781315644479-115
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher CRC Press
Contributing office(s) Office of Surface Water
Description 6 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the international conference on fluvial hydraulics (river flow 2016)
First page 729
Last page 734
Conference Title International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics (River Flow 2016)
Conference Location St. Louis, MO
Conference Date July 11-14, 2016
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