Homogeneity Tests Based Upon Gumbel Distribution

by Heinz D. Fill, (S.M.ASCE), Cornell Univ, Ithaca, United States,
Jery R. Stedinger, (M.ASCE), Cornell Univ, Ithaca, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems

Abstract:

This paper analyzes the performance of three homogeneity tests for Gumbel distributed flood flows. The classic Dalrymple test, a method-of-moment Cv test, and a normalized-quantile test based upon L-moment parameter estimation. Because Dalrymple's original test was found in error a corrected version was used. The L-moment based test outperformed the other two tests.



Subject Headings: Homogeneity | Flow distribution | Moment (mechanics) | Flood frequency | Parameters (statistics) | Errors (statistics) | Frequency distribution | Washington | United States | North America

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