After five decades, the field of Statistical Hydrology continues to
evolve and remains a very active area of investigation. Researchers
continue to examine various distributions, methods of estimation of
parameters, and problems related to regionalization. However, much
of this research appears in journals and reports and usually in a
form not easily accessible to practitioners and students-producing
a gap between research and practice. Flood Frequency Analysis fills
this gap by presenting many of these distributions and estimation
procedures in a unified format within a single, self-contained
book. Focusing on distribution families popular within the
hydrologic community, the authors discuss three parameter
estimation methods for each distribution: the method of moments,
the maximum likelihood method, and the method of probability
weighted moments. They present the details behind the procedures to
provide the basis for the computations, and they illustrate each
procedure with real data. Most of the computations discussed have
been programmed for use with personal computers, and executable
versions of these programs are available on CD-ROM from the senior
author.Only increased use of new methods and distributions can
produce a consensus on their validity. With other books on the
subject either limited in scope or seriously outdated, Flood
Frequency Analysis provides the ideal vehicle for practicing
hydrologists and engineers to explore and apply the latest methods
and research results, and in doing so, contribute to the
advancement of the field.
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• A.Ramachandro Rao
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