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Selection of Hydrological Probability Distributions for Extreme Rainfall Events in the Regions of Colombia

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Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, Cartagena 131001, Colombia
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Departamento de Ingeniería, Movicon S.A.S., Cartagena 130013, Colombia
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Departamento de Ingeniería, Colconser S.A.S., Cartagena 130011, Colombia
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Producom, Universidad de la Costa, Barranquilla 080002, Colombia
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Water 2020, 12(5), 1397; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12051397
Received: 9 April 2020 / Revised: 7 May 2020 / Accepted: 10 May 2020 / Published: 14 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Hydrology and Hydrogeology)
Frequency analysis of extreme events is used to estimate the maximum rainfall associated with different return periods and is used in planning hydraulic structures. When carrying out this type of analysis in engineering projects, the hydrological distributions that best fit the trend of maximum 24 h rainfall data are unknown. This study collected maximum 24 h rainfall records from 362 stations distributed throughout Colombia, with the goal of guiding hydraulic planners by suggesting the probability distributions they should use before beginning their analysis. The generalized extreme value (GEV) probability distribution, using the weighted moments method, presented the best fits of frequency analysis of maximum daily precipitation for various return periods for selected rainfall stations in Colombia. View Full-Text
Keywords: maximum rainfall; Colombia; regionalization; probability distribution maximum rainfall; Colombia; regionalization; probability distribution
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Coronado-Hernández, Ó.E.; Merlano-Sabalza, E.; Díaz-Vergara, Z.; Coronado-Hernández, J.R. Selection of Hydrological Probability Distributions for Extreme Rainfall Events in the Regions of Colombia. Water 2020, 12, 1397. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12051397

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Coronado-Hernández ÓE, Merlano-Sabalza E, Díaz-Vergara Z, Coronado-Hernández JR. Selection of Hydrological Probability Distributions for Extreme Rainfall Events in the Regions of Colombia. Water. 2020; 12(5):1397. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12051397

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Coronado-Hernández, Óscar E.; Merlano-Sabalza, Ernesto; Díaz-Vergara, Zaid; Coronado-Hernández, Jairo R. 2020. "Selection of Hydrological Probability Distributions for Extreme Rainfall Events in the Regions of Colombia" Water 12, no. 5: 1397. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12051397

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