Application of the electronic computer to seasonal streamflow forecasting

TitleApplication of the electronic computer to seasonal streamflow forecasting
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1960
AuthorsCodd, A. R., and Farnes P. E.
Conference Name28th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 28th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1960
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationSanta Fe, New Mexico
KeywordsElectronic computer, Snow cover, Statistics, Water supply forecasting

A discussion pertaining to the use of the electronic computer for developing multiple regression formulas to be used in water supply forecasting for the rivers of Montana. The economics of using the electronic computers, to save man-hours, increase accuracy and have available a better selection of independent variables for use in the formula is brought out. Cost figures of manually operated calculators and the electronic computer handling the same, problem are shown.Discussion by Robert T. Davis indicates a confirmation of the economic value of using electronic computers for developing forecasting formulas. A step-by-step program for the computer is described and its benefits shown.