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


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: Moment (mechanics) | Flood frequency | Flow distribution | Parameters (statistics) | Errors (statistics) | Floods | Homogeneity | Frequency distribution

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