Hydrologic Frequency Modeling

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Flood Frequency and Risk Analyses, 14–17 May 1986, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, U.S.A.

  • Vijay P. Singh
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Flood Frequency Analysis

  3. Empirical Flood Frequency Models

  4. Mixed Distributions

  5. Rainfall Frequency Analysis

  6. Entropy in Flood Frequency Analysis

    1. A. K. Rajagopal, S. Teitler, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 347-365
    2. Y. Li, Vijay P. Singh, S. Cong
      Pages 367-382
  7. Parameter Estimation

    1. Donthamsetti Veerabhadra Rao
      Pages 395-406
    2. Huynh Ngoc Phien, T. V. Van Nguyen, Juang-Hua Kuo
      Pages 407-418
    3. Arun Kumar, B. P. Parida, Rema Devi
      Pages 419-431
  8. Selection of Flood Frequency Models

    1. Jorge Machado Damazio, Jerson Kelman
      Pages 487-497
    2. Heinz D. Fill, Martha R. v. Borstel Sugai, Nelson L. S. de Pinto
      Pages 499-504
    3. M. Ramesh, M. C. Srinivasa Murthy, Rama Prasad
      Pages 505-513
  9. Multivariate Stochastic Models

    1. P. F. Krstanovic, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 515-539
    2. Francisco Nunes Correia
      Pages 541-554
    3. C. T. Haan, B. N. Wilson
      Pages 555-569
    4. B. Sackl, H. Bergmann
      Pages 571-582
    5. Charles D. Morris, Lloyd Chris Wilson
      Pages 603-614
    6. C. D. Morris, S. J. Calise
      Pages 615-632
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 633-645

About these proceedings


Floods constitute a persistent and serious problem throughout the United States and many other parts of the world. They are respon­ sible for losses amounting to billions of dollars and scores of deaths annually. Virtually all parts of the nation--coastal, mountainous and rural--are affected by them. Two aspects of the problem of flooding that have long been topics of scientific inquiry are flood frequency and risk analyses. Many new, even improved, techniques have recently been developed for performing these analyses. Nevertheless, actual experience points out that the frequency of say a 100-year flood, in lieu of being encountered on the average once in one hundred years, may be as little as once in 25 years. It is therefore appropriate to pause and ask where we are, where we are going and where we ought to be going with regard to the technology of flood frequency and risk analyses. One way to address these questions is to provide a forum where people from all quarters of the world can assemble, discuss and share their experience and expertise pertaining to flood frequency and risk analyses. This is what constituted the motivation for organizing the International Symposium on Flood Frequency and Risk Analyses held May 14-17, 1986, at Louisiana State University, Bat-on Rouge, Louisiana.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8253-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3953-0
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