Multivariate Technique for Synthetic Hydrology

by Myron B. Fiering,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1964, Vol. 90, Issue 5, Pg. 43-60

Document Type: Journal Paper


To aid the performance of simulation analysis of complex water resource systems, designers require some means of developing exogenous or input variables. A recent technique, synthetic hydrology, uses the statistical characteristics of the record to provide parameters for a linear regression model. However, when applied to a large system, a bias is introduced into the analysis; this bias is eliminated by application of two linear transforms (i.e., an orthogonalizing transform or rotation of axes and its inverse). Details of the mathematical development are presented, together with a computational method and several applications.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Parameters (statistics) | Linear analysis | Hydraulic design | Hydrology | Regression analysis | Mathematical models | Hydrologic models

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