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Regional frequency analysis : an approach based on L-moments

Author: J R M Hosking; James R Wallis
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
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Extreme environmental events, such as floods, droughts, rainstorms, and high winds, have severe consequences for human society. How frequently an event of a given magnitude may be expected to occur is of great importance. Planning for weather-related emergencies, design of civil engineering structures, reservoir management, pollution control, and insurance risk calculations, all rely on knowledge of the frequency of
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J R M Hosking; James R Wallis
ISBN: 0521430453 9780521430456 0521019400 9780521019408
OCLC Number: 36225306
Language Note: English.
Description: xiii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Regional frequency analysis --
Ch. 2. L-moments --
Ch. 3. Screening the data --
Ch. 4. Identification of homogeneous regions --
Ch. 5. Choice of a frequency distribution --
Ch. 6. Estimation of the frequency distribution --
Ch. 7. Performance of the regional L-moment algorithm --
Ch. 8. Other topics --
Ch. 9. Examples --
App. L-moments for some specific distributions.
Responsibility: J.R.M. Hosking and J.R. Wallis.
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