Date of Award:
Master of Science (MS)
Mathematics and Statistics
Department name when degree awarded
Ronald V. Canfield
Extreme value theory is used as a basis for deriving a distribution function for flood frequency analysis when runoff originates from nonhomogeneous sources. A modified least squares technique is used to estimate the parameters of the distribution function for eleven rivers. Goodness-of-fit statistics are computed and the distribution function is found to fit the data very well.
The derived distribution function is recommended as a base method for flood frequency analysis for rivers exhibiting nonhomogeneous sources of runoff if further investigation also proves to be positive.
Olson, David Ray, "Estimation of Floods When Runoff Originates from Nonhomogeneous Sources" (1979). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 7018.