On Selection of Probability Distributions of Annual Maximum Daily Rainfalls Using TL-Moments

Authors

  • Ani Shabri
  • Noratiqah Mohd Ariff

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11113/matematika.v26.n.557

Abstract

Knowledge related to distributions of rainfall amounts are of great important for designs of water related structures. The greater problem facing hydrologists and engineering is the identification the best distribution form for regional data. The main goal of the study is to perform regional frequency analysis of maximum daily rainfalls selected each year among daily rainfalls measured over stations in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur by using the method of TL-moment. Several distributions were taken into account in this study which include two-parameter normal (NOM), log-normal (LN2), three-parameter lognormal (LN3), logistic (LOG), generalized logistic (GLO), extreme value type I (EV1), generalized extreme value (GEV) and generalized Pareto (GPA) distribution. The most suitable distribution among the selected distributions was determined according to the mean absolute deviation index (MADI), mean square deviation index (MSDI) and the L-moment ratio diagram. The result of this study showed that the GLO distribution is the most suitable distribution to fit the data of maximum daily rainfalls for stations in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. Keywords: L-moment; L-moment ratio; TL-moments; Annual maximum daily rain-falls

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Published

2010-12-01

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Mathematics