Stochastic and Statistical Methods in Hydrology and Environmental Engineering

Stochastic and Statistical Methods in Hydrology and Environmental Engineering : Time Series Analysis in Hydrology and Environmental Engineering

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International experts from around the globe present a rich variety of intriguing developments in time series analysis in hydrology and environmental engineering. Climatic change is of great concern to everyone and significant contributions to this challenging research topic are put forward by internationally renowned authors. A range of interesting applications in hydrological forecasting are given for case studies in reservoir operation in North America, Asia and South America. Additionally, progress in entropy research is described and entropy concepts are applied to various water resource systems problems. Neural networks are employed for forecasting runoff and water demand. Moreover, graphical, nonparametric and parametric trend analyses methods are compared and applied to water quality time series. Other topics covered in this landmark volume include spatial analyses, spectral analyses and different methods for stream-flow modelling.

The book constitutes an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers, students and practitioners who wish to be at the forefront of time series analysis in the environmental sciences.
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  • Hardback | 476 pages
  • 156 x 233.9 x 28.4mm | 870.91g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd ed. 1994
  • XX, 476 p.
  • 0792327586
  • 9780792327585

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Within this landmark collection of papers, highly respected scientists and engineers from around the world present some of the latest research results in extreme value analyses for floods and droughts. Two approaches that are commonly employed in flood frequency analyses are the maximum annual flood and partial duration series or peak over threshold procedures. Recent theoretical advances as well as illustrative applications are described in detail for each of these approaches. Additionally, droughts and storms are systematically studied using appropriate probabilistic models. A major part of the volume is devoted to frequency analyses and fitting extreme value distributions to hydrological data. Other thought-provoking topics include regionalization techniques, distributed models, entropy and fractal analysis.

The book is of interest to researchers, teachers, students and practitioners who wish to place themselves at the leading edge of flood frequency and drought analyses.
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Table of contents

PrefaceDedicationAcknowledgementsPart I: Climatic ChangePart II: ForecastingPart III: EntropyPart IV: Neural NetworksPart V: Trend AssessmentPart VII: Spectral AnalysisPart VIII: Topics in Streamflow ModellingAuthor IndexSubject Index
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