RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT OF THOMAS FIERING’S METHOD OF STREAM FLOW PREDICTION

Authors

  • MI Alfa DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF JOS, JOS, PLATEAU STATE NIGERIA.
  • MA Ajibike DEPT. OF WATER RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGR., AHMADU BELLO UNIV. ZARIA, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA
  • DB Adie DEPT. OF WATER RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGR., AHMADU BELLO UNIV. ZARIA, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Keywords:

Ofu River, Reliability, Stream flow, Synthetic, Thomas Fiering’s model

Abstract

This study was carried out to assess the reliability of Thomas-Fiering’s method of stream flow prediction. The 19 years gauged data of 1955-1973 was extended to 2016 using the model. Model calibration was done by multiple linear regressions of the gauged and synthetic data of 1956-1973. The linear equations developed for January to December were used for adjustment of the three sets of stream flow data generated for 1974-2016. The reliability assessment was done based on the extent to which the unbiased statistics (mean, standard deviation and correlation coefficients) of the 1955-1973 stream flow data were preserved in the synthetic stream flow for 1955-2016. The comparison was done using linear regression and One-Way ANOVA (95% Confidence level) to check for the reliability of the generated data. The coefficients of determination, P-values, F-values and critical F-values were used to estimate the reliability index. Synthetic data was found to be 95.9% reliable.

 

http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njt.v37i3.35

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Published

2018-07-01

How to Cite

Alfa, M., Ajibike, M., & Adie, D. (2018). RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT OF THOMAS FIERING’S METHOD OF STREAM FLOW PREDICTION. Nigerian Journal of Technology, 37(3), 818–823. Retrieved from https://www.nijotech.com/index.php/nijotech/article/view/1792

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Agricultural, Bioresources, Biomedical, Food, Environmental & Water Resources Engineering