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Water Science and Technology Library

Entropy-Based Parameter Estimation in Hydrology

Authors: Singh, Vijay

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Since the pioneering work of Shannon in the late 1940's on the development of the theory of entropy and the landmark contributions of Jaynes a decade later leading to the development of the principle of maximum entropy (POME), the concept of entropy has been increasingly applied in a wide spectrum of areas, including chemistry, electronics and communications engineering, data acquisition and storage and retreival, data monitoring network design, ecology, economics, environmental engineering, earth sciences, fluid mechanics, genetics, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics, hydrology, image processing, management sciences, operations research, pattern recognition and identification, photogrammetry, psychology, physics and quantum mechanics, reliability analysis, reservoir engineering, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, topology, transportation engineering, turbulence modeling, and so on. New areas finding application of entropy have since continued to unfold. The entropy concept is indeed versatile and its applicability widespread. In the area of hydrology and water resources, a range of applications of entropy have been reported during the past three decades or so. This book focuses on parameter estimation using entropy for a number of distributions frequently used in hydrology. In the entropy-based parameter estimation the distribution parameters are expressed in terms of the given information, called constraints. Thus, the method lends itself to a physical interpretation of the parameters. Because the information to be specified usually constitutes sufficient statistics for the distribution under consideration, the entropy method provides a quantitative way to express the information contained in the distribution.

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`The author must be congratulated for bringing together such a wealth of information, and for its excellent presentation. The book will become a major reference volume for the parameter estimation of the probability distribution functions applied in water science. It is a welcome contribution to water resources literature and can be nominated as a book of a year in the water science area.'
Pure and Applied Geophysics, 158 (2001)

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entropy-Based Parameter Estimation in Hydrology
Authors
Series Title
Water Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
30
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1431-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1431-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5224-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5089-2
Series ISSN
0921-092X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 368
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