The two-component extreme value distribution for flood frequency analysis: Derivation of a new estimation method Academic Article uri icon


  • The two component extreme value (TCEV) distribution has recently been shown to account for most of the characteristics of the real flood experience. A new method of parameter estimation for this distribution is derived using the principle of maximum entropy (POME). This method of parameter estimation is suitable for application in both the site-specific and regional cases and appears simpler than the maximum likelihood estimation method. Statistical properties of the regionalized estimation were evaluated using a Monte Carlo approach and compared with those of the maximum likelihood regional estimators. © 1987 Springer-Verlag.

author list (cited authors)

  • Fiorentino, M., Arora, K., & Singh, V. P.

citation count

  • 18

publication date

  • September 1987