The spatial distribution of probable maximum precipitation (PMP) over the Kielce Upland in one-day and multi-days intervals
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Institute of Geography, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce
Roman Suligowski   

Institute of Geography, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Świętokrzyska 15, 25-406 Kielce, Poland
Publication date: 2014-02-13
Meteorology Hydrology and Water Management, 1(1),39–44
The paper presents an attempt to estimate the value of Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) over the Kielce Upland for one-day and multi-day intervals. Statistical methods were employed in the calculations. Precipitation data were obtained from 23 gauging stations. A regional frequency factor km (from Hershfield’s formula) was calculated for each station based on a series of maximum annual precipitation totals from 1961 to 2006. The calculated PMP values range from 120.7 mm to 228.4 mm (within the 1-day precipitation group), from 140.7 mm to 266.3 mm (2-day group), from 158.9 mm to 294.1 mm (3-day group), and from 175.2 mm to 294.8 mm (4-day group). These values became reference values used to show the spatial distribution of PMP throughout the Kielce Upland region.