Fitting extreme value distributions to the Zambezi river flood water levels recorded at Katima Mulilo in Namibia.

by Kamwi, Innocent Silibelo

Abstract (Summary)
The aim of this research project was to estimate parameters for the distribution of annual maximum flood levels for the Zambezi River at Katima Mulilo. The estimation of parameters was done by using the maximum likelihood method. The study aimed to explore data of the Zambezi's annual maximum flood heights at Katima Mulilo by means of fitting the Gumbel, Weibull and the generalized extreme value distributions and evaluated their goodness of fit.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of the Western Cape/Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland

School Location:South Africa

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:floods mathematical models flood forecasting stream measurements extreme value theory


Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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