Computerised Forecast System for River Flows
The aim of this paper is to present the computer forecasting system CFS which was developed by SOGREAH (5) in 1984 for application to hydrological forecasting. Since its conception and several of its algorithms are of a general nature, it could however be applied to other forecasting problems. Moreover, its modular design makes it easy to add new algorithms. The system manages in conversational mode the use of data and of forecasting methods. The advantage of CFS is that it can perform forecasts for a sequence of cells calibrated by different methods, according to a chosen scenario. Certain cells may be brought into play concurrently, according to criteria of quality and availability of information. These forecasts are performed for different times.
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