Fundamentals of Statistical Hydrology

Editors: Naghettini, Mauro (Ed.)

  • Describes up-to-date methods for statistical analysis of hydrological variables
  • Includes numerous worked out examples with solutions, exercises with answers, and summaries for descriptors of the main probability distributions
  • Takes a not-too-simple and not-too-difficult approach, suitable for students with a basic-to-moderate background in mathematics
  • Contains useful reviews of mathematical concepts and listings of the hydrological data used within the book
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About this Textbook

This textbook covers the main applications of statistical methods in hydrology. It is written for upper undergraduate and graduate students but can be used as a helpful guide for hydrologists, geographers, meteorologists and engineers. The book is very useful for teaching, as it covers the main topics of the subject and contains many worked out examples and proposed exercises. Starting from simple notions of the essential graphical examination of hydrological data, the book gives a complete account of the role that probability considerations must play during modelling, diagnosis of model fit, prediction and evaluating the uncertainty in model predictions, including the essence of Bayesian application in hydrology and statistical methods under nonstationarity.

The book also offers a comprehensive and useful discussion on subjective topics, such as the selection of probability distributions suitable for hydrological variables. On a practical level, it explains MS Excel charting and computing capabilities, demonstrates the use of Winbugs free software to solve Monte Carlo Markov Chain (MCMC) simulations, and gives examples of free R code to solve nonstationary models with nonlinear link functions with climate covariates.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Mauro da Cunha Naghettini: Civil Engineer, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1977. MSc in Applied Hydrology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1979. PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, USA, 1994. From 1979 to 1989: Engineering Hydrologist at CEMIG, the Minas Gerais State power company. From 1989 to 2014: Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Brazilian Federal University of Minas Gerais with teaching, research and management responsibilities. Retired in 2014.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to Statistical Hydrology

    Naghettini, Mauro

    Pages 1-20

  • Preliminary Analysis of Hydrologic Data

    Naghettini, Mauro

    Pages 21-56

  • Elementary Probability Theory

    Naghettini, Mauro

    Pages 57-97

  • Discrete Random Variables: Probability Distributions and Their Applications in Hydrology

    Naghettini, Mauro

    Pages 99-122

  • Continuous Random Variables: Probability Distributions and Their Applications in Hydrology

    Naghettini, Mauro (et al.)

    Pages 123-201

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43561-9
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43560-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Statistical Hydrology
Editors
  • Mauro Naghettini
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43561-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43561-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43560-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 660
Number of Illustrations and Tables
59 b/w illustrations, 103 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original Portuguese edition published by CPRM, Belo Horizonte, 2007
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