Probability weighted moments compared with some traditional techniques in estimating Gumbel Parameters and quantiles
Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
Copyright 1979 by the American Geophysical Union.
Water Resources Research
Volume 15, Issue 5, pages 1055–1064, October 1979
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1979), Probability weighted moments compared with some traditional techniques in estimating Gumbel Parameters and quantiles, Water Resour. Res., 15(5), 1055–1064, doi:10.1029/WR015i005p01055., , and (
- Issue published online: 9 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 APR 1979
- Manuscript Received: 18 SEP 1978
Estimates of the parameters and quantiles of the Gumbel distribution by the methods of probability weighted moments, (conventional) moments, and maximum likelihood were compared. Results were derived from Monte Carlo experiments by using both independent and serially correlated Gumbel numbers. The method of probability weighted moments was seen to compare favorably with the other two techniques.