Stochastic Hydrology and Hydraulics

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 151–165

An extreme value analysis of the flow of Burbage Brook

  • J. H. Barrett
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Abstract

An extreme value analysis of the flow of Burbage Brook is carried out by modelling peaks over a high threshold. The aims are to illustrate recently developed statistical techniques and to report on interesting features of the flow of the brook over a 58-year period. Peak flows are found to show marked seasonal variation and a downward trend. Then-year return level is estimated for various values ofn, and the reliability of the estimates is assessed.

Key words

Extreme values Generalized Pareto Distribution maximum likelihood peaks over threshold return levels river flows 

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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Barrett
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  1. 1.Dept. of Probability and StatisticsUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom

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