Frequency of Flood Extremes

by Hugo A. Loaiciga, Wright State Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Soil Properties Evaluation from Centrifugal Models and Field Performance


A variety of flood-frequency approaches are reviewed and evaluated in this study. The concept of return period is re-examined and its implication on the meaning of extreme events is given the proper context.

Subject Headings: Flood frequency | Regression analysis | Parameters (statistics) | Rainfall-runoff relationships | Probability | Mathematics | Frequency analysis

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