Water Resources Management

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 33–42

A New Method for Estimation the Regional Precipitation



In this article we propose a new method - the Most Probable Precipitation Method (MPPM) - for estimating the precipitation at regional scale. Comparisons with the Thiessen polygons methods (TPM), inverse distance weighting interpolation (IDW) and ordinary kriging (OK) on annual, monthly, seasonal and annual maximum monthly precipitation are provided. In all cases MPPM performs better than IDW and OK, and in most of them, better than TPM.


MPPM Frequency Error Thiessen polygons method IDW Kriging 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technical University of Civil Engineering, Doctoral SchoolBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Ovidius University of ConstantaConstantaRomania

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