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Statistical Methods in Hydrology and Hydroclimatology

  • Presents a first-of-its-kind treatment of hydroclimatology

  • Includes numerous solved examples, along with corresponding MATLAB codes

  • Provides a resource that can be applied to climate change impact assessment using statistical methods


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Rajib Maity
    Pages 1-6
  3. Rajib Maity
    Pages 53-92
  4. Rajib Maity
    Pages 191-227
  5. Rajib Maity
    Pages 229-257
  6. Rajib Maity
    Pages 259-303
  7. Rajib Maity
    Pages 305-379
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 425-444

About this book


This book focuses on the application of statistical methods in the field of hydrology and hydroclimatology. Among the latest theories being used in these fields, the book introduces the theory of copulas and its applications in this context. The purpose is to develop an understanding and illustrate the usefulness of the statistical techniques with detailed theory and numerous worked out examples. Apart from this, MATLAB-based codes and solutions of some worked out examples are also provided to assist the readers to handle real life data. This book presents a comprehensive knowledge of statistical techniques combining the basics of probability and the current advances in stochastic hydrology. Besides serving as a textbook for graduate courses on stochastic modeling in hydrology and related disciplines, the book offers valuable resources for researchers and professionals involved in the field of hydrology and climatology.


Hydrology and Water Resources Hydroclimatology Statistical Methods Stochastic Models Climate Impacts on Water Resources

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia

About the authors

Dr. Rajib Maity is Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. His research areas include hydroclimatology, stochastic hydrology, climate impacts on water resources, hydrologic time series analyses and forecasting etc. He has published a book on ‘Hydroclimatic Teleconnection: Indian Perspective’, several book chapters, and over 80 research articles in various peer-reviewed journals and conferences. His research work has been funded by various agencies such as the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) and IBM. Some of his professional awards/honors include Humboldt Fellowship (experienced category) from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany), James Rennell MoES Young Fellowship (MoES), the Prof. R.J. Garde Research Award, ASCE 2011 Outstanding Reviewer (USA), Emerging Leaders Fellowship (Australia), BOYSCAST Fellowship (India/USA), IEI Young Engineers Award, DAAD fellowship for IIT faculty (Germany), International ICE WaRM Fellowship (Australia), and Prof. N.S. Govinda Rao Memorial Gold Medal, IISc. The author is also currently serving as an associate editor of the Journal of Earth System Science (JESS), Springer and ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Taylor and Francis.

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