Copulas and their Applications in Water Resources Engineering

Description

Complex environmental and hydrological processes are characterized by more than one correlated random variable. These events are multivariate and their treatment requires multivariate frequency analysis. Traditional analysis methods are, however, too restrictive and do not apply in many cases. Recent years have therefore witnessed numerous applications of copulas to multivariate hydrologic frequency analyses. This book describes the basic concepts of copulas, and outlines current trends and developments in copula methodology and applications. It includes an accessible discussion of the methods alongside simple step-by-step sample calculations. Detailed case studies with real-world data are included, and are organized based on applications, such as flood frequency analysis and water quality analysis. Illustrating how to apply the copula method to multivariate frequency analysis, engineering design, and risk and uncertainty analysis, this book is ideal for researchers, professionals and graduate students in hydrology and water resources engineering.

Details

Author(s)
Lan Zhang, V. P. Singh
Format
Hardback | 547 pages
Dimensions
178 x 253 x 32mm | 1,370g
Publication date
28 Feb 2019
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Worked examples or Exercises; 4 Maps; 2 Halftones, color; 1 Halftones, black and white; 176 Line drawings, black and white
ISBN10
110847425X
ISBN13
9781108474252