Articles | Volume 24, issue 8
Research article
21 Aug 2020
Research article |  | 21 Aug 2020

Estimation of annual runoff by exploiting long-term spatial patterns and short records within a geostatistical framework

Thea Roksvåg, Ingelin Steinsland, and Kolbjørn Engeland


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Annual runoff is a measure of how much water flows through a river during a year and is an important quantity, e.g. when planning infrastructure. In this paper, we suggest a new statistical model for annual runoff estimation. The model exploits correlation between rivers and is able to detect whether the annual runoff in the target river follows repeated patterns over time relative to neighbouring rivers. In our work we show for what cases the latter represents a benefit over comparable methods.