Stochastic and Statistical Methods in Hydrology and Environmental Engineering

Time Series Analysis in Hydrology and Environmental Engineering

  • Keith W. Hipel
  • A. Ian McLeod
  • U. S. Panu
  • Vijay P. Singh

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 10/3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Climatic Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Bárdossy, H. Muster, L. Duckstein, I. Bogardi
      Pages 19-32
    3. Balaji Rajagopalan, Upmanu Lall, David G. Tarboton
      Pages 47-59
  3. Forecasting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Tao Tao, William C. Lennox
      Pages 77-85
    3. T. Tao, I. Corbu, R. Penn, F. Benzaquen, L. Lai
      Pages 99-103
    4. P. R. H. Sales, B. de B. Pereira, A. M. Vieira
      Pages 105-117
  4. Entropy

  5. Neural Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Mu-Lan Zhu, M. Fujita, N. Hashimoto
      Pages 205-216
    3. S. P. Zhang, H. Watanabe, R. Yamada
      Pages 217-227
    4. Gerson Lachtermacher, J. David Fuller
      Pages 229-242
  6. Trend Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. A. I. McLeod, K. W. Hipel
      Pages 245-270
    3. Byron A. Bodo, A. Ian McLeod, Keith W. Hipel
      Pages 271-284
  7. Spatial Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. J. Satagopan, B. Rajagopalan
      Pages 317-330
  8. Spectral Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Andrzej Lewandowski
      Pages 333-346
  9. Topics in Streamflow Modelling

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 469-475

About this book


Within this landmark collection of papers, highly respected scientists and engineers from around the world present some of the latest research results in extreme value analyses for floods and droughts. Two approaches that are commonly employed in flood frequency analyses are the maximum annual flood and partial duration series or peak over threshold procedures. Recent theoretical advances as well as illustrative applications are described in detail for each of these approaches. Additionally, droughts and storms are systematically studied using appropriate probabilistic models. A major part of the volume is devoted to frequency analyses and fitting extreme value distributions to hydrological data. Other thought-provoking topics include regionalization techniques, distributed models, entropy and fractal analysis.

The book is of interest to researchers, teachers, students and practitioners who wish to place themselves at the leading edge of flood frequency and drought analyses.


Time series calculus entropy hydrology modeling statistical method

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith W. Hipel
    • 1
  • A. Ian McLeod
    • 2
    • 3
  • U. S. Panu
    • 4
  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 5
  1. 1.Departments of Systems Design Engineering and Statistics and Actuarial ScienceUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Department of Statistical and Actuarial SciencesThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  3. 3.Department of Systems Design EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  4. 4.Department of Civil EngineeringLakehead UniversityThunder BayCanada
  5. 5.Department of Civil EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4379-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3083-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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