Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

U.K. Flow Regime Project Aids IHP III



The Flow Regimes from Experimental and Network Data (FREND) project was established in 1985 in the United Kingdom to undertake a 3-year project as the major contribution to Project 6.1 of the Third Phase of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP). The project was initiated by IHP with the objective of analyzing hydrological data from small research and national network basins to study the natural and man-made hydrological regimes. Although a number of individual basin studies have previously been carried out in the study area of northwest Europe, there have been few attempts to compare results from different countries or to provide techniques for generalizing or extrapolating research results beyond individual catchment boundaries. FREND seeks to overcome this deficiency by applying statistical analyses and modeling techniques to a large European data base.