Regional Frequency Analysis: An Approach Based on L-Moments

Regional Frequency Analysis: An Approach Based on L-Moments

by J. R. M. Hosking, James R. Wallis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521430453

ISBN-13: 9780521430456

Pub. Date: 09/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Extreme environmental events, such as floods, droughts, rainstorms, and high winds, have severe consequences for human society. Regional frequency analysis helps to solve the problem of estimating the frequency of these rare events at one site by using data from several sites. This book is the first complete account of the L-moment approach to regional frequency

Overview

Extreme environmental events, such as floods, droughts, rainstorms, and high winds, have severe consequences for human society. Regional frequency analysis helps to solve the problem of estimating the frequency of these rare events at one site by using data from several sites. This book is the first complete account of the L-moment approach to regional frequency analysis. Regional Frequency Analysis comprehensively describes the theoretical background to the subject, is rich in practical advice for users, and contains detailed examples that illustrate the approach. This book will be of great value to hydrologists, atmospheric scientists and civil engineers, concerned with environmental extremes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521430456
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Regional frequency analysis; 2. L-moments; 3. Screening the data; 4. Identification of homogeneous regions; 5. Choice of a frequency distribution; 6. Estimation of the frequency distribution; 7. Performance of the regional L-moment algorithm; 8. Other topics; 9. Examples; Appendix; References; Index of notation.

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