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Quantile estimation with more or less floodlike distributions.

Water Resources Research

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Abstract

Evidence that floods are distributed with long, stretched upper tails suggests that use of the more common distributions results in a rather precise underestimation of the extreme quantiles and thereby in the underdesign of flood protection measures.- from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Quantile estimation with more or less floodlike distributions.
Series title:
Water Resources Research
Volume
16
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Water Resources Research
First page:
547
Last page:
555
Number of Pages:
9