Flood peak distributions for the eastern United States

  title={Flood peak distributions for the eastern United States},
  author={Gabriele Villarini and James A. Smith},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
  • G. VillariniJ. Smith
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Environmental Science, Engineering
  • Water Resources Research
Annual maximum peak discharge time series from 572 stations with a record of at least 75 years in the eastern United States are used to examine flood peak distributions from a regional perspective. The central issues of this study are (1) “mixtures” of flood peak distributions, (2) upper tail properties of flood peaks, (3) scaling properties of flood peaks, (4) spatial heterogeneities of flood peak distributions, and (5) temporal nonstationarities of annual flood peaks. Landfalling tropical… 

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