Standards and terminology

TitleStandards and terminology
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1940
AuthorsWork, R. A.
Conference Name8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJune 1940
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part III-B:
Conference LocationSeattle, Washington
KeywordsWater supply forecast accuracy

A recommendation of a procedure for reporting Forecast Accuracy of streamflow forecasts in terms of the mean flow as measured by the USGS Surface Water Branch. A schedule of arithmetic values with corresponding word descriptions is advanced.Percent AccuracyWord Definition5%Excellent5 to 10% Good10 to 20% Fair20 to 30% PoorMore than 30% Very poorGeneral consensus of this schedule was discussed by members of various agencies.