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Copulas and their Applications in Water Resources Engineering

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  • Date Published: January 2019
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  • isbn: 9781108651776

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  • 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.

    • Promotes the copula method for multivariate frequency analysis, engineering design, and risk and uncertainty analysis
    • Various case studies are included, discussing how to apply the copula method in the fields of hydrology and water resources engineering
    • Provides an easy-to-follow discussion of the copula method
    • Presents the readers with detailed information on the current development and trends in copula methodology and applications in hydrology and water resources engineering
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108651776
    • contains: 177 b/w illus. 2 colour illus. 4 maps
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Preliminaries
    3. Copulas and their properties
    4. Symmetric Archimedean copulas
    5. Asymmetric copulas: high dimension
    6. Plackett copula
    7. Non-Archimedean copulas: meta-elliptical copulas
    8. Entropic copulas
    9. Copulas in time series analysis
    10. Rainfall frequency analysis
    11. Flood frequency analysis
    12. Water quality analysis
    13. Drought analysis
    14. Compound extremes
    15. Network design
    16. Suspended sediment yield analysis
    17. Inter-basin transfer

  • Authors

    Lan Zhang, Texas A & M University
    Lan Zhang currently works as a post-doc research scholar in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Texas A & M University. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. in Water Resources Sciences, and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She has written more than forty publications in the areas of hydrology, copulas, water quality, entropy, and water resources. She has been working on copulas and their application in hydrology and water resource engineering for more than ten years.

    V. P. Singh, Texas A & M University
    V. P. Singh is Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor, and Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering at Texas A & M University. Singh has published extensively in the areas of hydrology, groundwater, hydraulics, irrigation, pollutant transport, copulas, entropy, climate change, and water resources. He has received more than 90 national and international awards, including the Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award, Ven Te Chow Award, Richard R. Torrens Award, Norman Medal, and EWRI Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the American Society of Civil Engineers; the Ray K. Linsley Award and Founder's Award, given by the American Institute of Hydrology; the Crystal Drop Award and Ven Te Chow Memorial Award, given by the International Water Resources Association; the Merriam Improved Irrigation Award given by the US Committee on Irrigation and Drainage; the Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award given by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers; and three honorary doctorates. He is a Distinguished Member of ASCE, and a fellow of EWRI, AWRA, IWRS, ISAE, IASWC and IE, as well as a member of 10 international science and engineering academies. He has also served as President of the AIH.

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