Quantile estimation with more or less floodlike distributions

Water Resources Research
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Abstract

The desirable properties of an estimator relative to a hypothetical population may be irrelevant in practice unless the population at issue more or less resembles the hypothetical population. 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.

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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
DOI 10.1029/WR016i003p00547
Volume 16
Issue 3
Year Published 1980
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Description 9 p.
First page 547
Last page 555