New Uncertainty Concepts in Hydrology and Water Resources by Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz

By Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz

This quantity includes an summary of traditional and nonorthodox equipment of representing and interpreting elements of uncertainty in hydrology and water assets. subject matters lined contain: fractals, deterministic chaos, danger and reliability comparable standards, fuzzy units, development reputation, random fields, time sequence, stochastic modeling, outliers detection, nonparametric equipment, info measures, and neural networks. Many new issues are mentioned that make this booklet rather useful, and so they comprise multifractals (applied to rain), a Bayesian relative info degree as a device for reading the outputs of normal stream types, and a stochastic climate generator utilizing atmospheric stream styles as a method to guage weather switch.

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Reliability of the results depends largely on the adequacy of the mathematical model available for transformation of rainfall into runoff. The idea of rainfall-runoff models has been developed for areas of humid or moderate climates. Therefore most of these models function satisfactorily under such climatic conditions and may not account for the processes of water losses, essential in the Lake Eyre basin, with sufficiently good accuracy. Although it is believed that the particular rainfall-runoff model used (RORB3, cf.

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9. The final correlation coefficient p was then calculated as a weighted sum of the individual pt values. 215. After the model parameters were estimated, the same two series of circulation patterns were used for rainfall simulation. Different statistics were calculated to evaluate the model results. Fig. 3 shows the autocorrelation functions for winter. Fig. 4 shows the observed and the simulated distributions of dry periods. Temperature Table 2 gives, as an example, the deviations of winter (December, January and February) mean daily temperatures 30 II FACETS OF UNCERTAINTY Table 2.

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