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Pooling of low flow regimes using cluster and principal component analysis


This article deals with the regionalization of low flow regimes lower than Q95 in Slovakia. For the regionalization of 219 small and medium-sized catchments, we used a catchment area running from 4 to 500 km2 and observation periods longer than 20 years. The relative frequency of low flows lower than Q95 was calculated. For the regionalization, the nonhierarchical clustering K-means method was applied. The Silhouette coefficient was used to determine the right number of clusters. The principal components were found from the pooling variables on the principal components. The K-means clustering method was applied. Next, we compared the differences between the two methods of pooling data into regional types. The results were compared using an association coefficient.

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Engineering, Introductions and Overviews, other