Method Updates

  • Incorporation of the BFIHOST19 descriptor in QMED estimation.
    • See Griffin et al., 2019 for more information on the development of this index. BFIHOST19 is included in the FEH Web Service catchment descriptors.
  • Implementation of the Small Catchment pooling group procedure and QMED donor adjustment.
  • Addition of the Kappa 3 distribution for growth curve fitting.
    • Details on the development of this for the FEH statistical method are provided in Kjeldsen et al., 2017.
  • Updated application of urbanisation and deurbanisation adjustment procedures. This includes:
    • Pooling group L-moments can be deurbanised. This allows the estimation of the 'rural' growth curve using 'as rural' L-moments in the pooling group.
    • L-moments from at-site data can be deurbanised, if required, prior to use in the Enhanced Single Site method to estimate the 'rural' growth curve.
    • Rural QMED for gauged sites is, by default, estimated by deurbanising at-site observed data.
    • User settings for deurbanisation of data for QMED and the Growth Curve are now independent of one another.

Data Management Enhancements

  • Support for new catchment descriptor XML file for both the Site of Interest and the NRFA Peak Flow Dataset.
  • Ability to make project-level alterations to the Peak Flow stations without compromising the integrity of the NRFA Peak Flow Dataset(s).
  • Customised station data can be imported and exported for sharing and re-use across projects via use of a supplementary folder and the new Station Manager.
  • Improved project file format encapsulates the entire state of a project, including custom station data, allowing projects to be distributed and co-authored with confidence.
  • A comprehensive report contains ESS/Pooled Estimation Analysis key results, parameters and modelling decisions, which can be imported directly into MS Word or pdf.
  • Improved copy and paste for graphs and tables.