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An analysis of annual maximum streamflows in Terengganu, Malaysia using TL-moments approach

Ahmad, Ummi Nadiah and Shabri, Ani and Zakaria, Zahrahtul Amani (2013) An analysis of annual maximum streamflows in Terengganu, Malaysia using TL-moments approach. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 111 (3-4). pp. 649-663. ISSN 0177-798X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00704-012-0679-x


TL-moments approach has been used in an analysis to determine the best-fitting distributions to represent the annual series of maximum streamflow data over 12 stations in Terengganu, Malaysia. The TL-moments with different trimming values are used to estimate the parameter of the selected distributions namely: generalized pareto (GPA), generalized logistic, and generalized extreme value distribution. The influence of TL-moments on estimated probability distribution functions are examined by evaluating the relative root mean square error and relative bias of quantile estimates through Monte Carlo simulations. The boxplot is used to show the location of the median and the dispersion of the data, which helps in reaching the decisive conclusions. For most of the cases, the results show that TL-moments with one smallest value was trimmed from the conceptual sample (TL-moments (1,0)), of GPA distribution was the most appropriate in majority of the stations for describing the annual maximum streamflow series in Terengganu, Malaysia

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Monte Carlo analysis, probability, spatial distribution, streamflow
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
ID Code:49753
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:02 Dec 2015 10:08
Last Modified:21 Oct 2018 12:33

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