Spatial trends in Pearson Type III statistical parameters

Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
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Spatial trends in the statistical parameters (mean, standard deviation, and skewness coefficient) of a Pearson Type III distribution of the logarithms of annual flood peaks for small rural basins (less than 90 km2) are delineated using a climate factor CT, (T=2-, 25-, and 100-yr recurrence intervals), which quantifies the effects of long-term climatic data (rainfall and pan evaporation) on observed T-yr floods. Maps showing trends in average parameter values demonstrate the geographically varying influence of climate on the magnitude of Pearson Type III statistical parameters. The spatial trends in variability of the parameter values characterize the sensitivity of statistical parameters to the interaction of basin-runoff characteristics (hydrology) and climate. -from Authors

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Spatial trends in Pearson Type III statistical parameters
Series title Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1995)121:9(672)
Volume 121
Issue 9
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher ASCE
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
First page 672
Last page 678
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