Applied Scientific Research, Section A

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 273–280 | Cite as

The calculated risk in flood control

  • E. J. Gumbel


A statistical function, the return period, will be linked to the calculated risk in order to obtain the value of the variable to be used in the design of a structure.


Design Factor Return Period Flood Control Unfavorable Event Large Flood 
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© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague/Kluwer Academic Publishers 1955

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. J. Gumbel
    • 1
  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew YorkU.S.A.

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