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Modelling of Flood Flows in Rufiji River Basin, Tanzania

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dc.creator Mkhandi, Simon H.
dc.creator Kachroo, Raj
dc.creator Mtalo, Felix W. 2016-03-22T09:29:54Z 2016-03-22T09:29:54Z 2002 2018-03-27T08:40:24Z 2018-03-27T08:40:24Z
dc.identifier Mkhandi, S.H., Kachroo, R. and Mtalo, F., 2002. Modelling of flood flows in Rufiji River basin, Tanzania. International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Publication, (274), pp.117-122.
dc.description A simulation procedure applied to select a suitable statistical procedure to model flood flows in Rufiji River basin in Tanzania is presented. In this paper, a flood frequency procedure refers to the combination of a probability distribution with a suitable method of parameter estimation. A predictive ability test based on bias between observed and predicted flows is used to select the suitable procedure. Based on the results of the simulation, the most suitable statistical frequency procedures for modelling flood flows for the homogeneous regions of Rufiji basin seem to be log-Pearson type 3/method of moments (LP3/MOM) and Pearson type 3/method of probability weighted moments (P3/PWM). The two procedures gave the lowest bias values for different return periods and sample sizes considered in the sUidy. The study is based on the data from 42 sites in the basin
dc.language en
dc.subject Rufiji River
dc.subject frequency analysis
dc.subject homogeneous regions
dc.subject regional homogeneity
dc.subject graphical test
dc.subject parent distribution
dc.subject quantile estimate
dc.subject statistical distribution
dc.title Modelling of Flood Flows in Rufiji River Basin, Tanzania
dc.type Book chapter

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