Journal article

Global streamflows - Part 3: Country and climate zone characteristics

Thomas A McMahon, Murray C Peel, Richard M Vogel, Geoffrey GS Pegram

JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2007

Abstract

This is the final paper in a series of three dealing with global hydrology based on a world-wide historical data set of monthly and annual streamflow records. In this paper hypothetical reservoir capacity estimates and reservoir-yield performance characteristics are compared between countries and between climate zones. The comparison for each characteristic is based mainly on its median value. For the comparison based on countries, the median value for 17 countries was based on at least 10 rivers, and for a further 19 countries on at least three rivers within the country. For the 30 Köppen climate zones, 13 zones had at least 10 rivers and a further seven zones were represented by at least t..

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