Flood Risk Assessment and Management

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Floods are devastating natural disasters with a significant impact on human life and the surrounding environent. Flood Risk Assessment and Management should serve as an Ideal textbook on analytical ...
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Statistics in Hydrology

Pp. 15-22 (8)

Dawei Han

Abstract

The true probability distribution for floods at any catchment is unknown and has to be estimated. It is assumed that future floods will follow the same flood patterns as those in the past and we could derive the flood probability distribution based on the past flood records. Statistics is a branch of mathematics that helps us estimate flood frequency parameters.

Keywords:

Population, sample, maximum likelihood, moments, L-moments

Affiliation:

Department of Civil Engineering University of Bristol, U.K.