Correlation links between normal and log normal processes Academic Article uri icon


  • The generation of log normal hydrologic variables should be performed so that the characteristics of the historical record are preserved. It is shown that the common scheme used will preserve the first autocorrelation coefficient but will considerably distort the tails of the correlation structure. A new methodology is presented that preserves the tails of the correlation structure, and a simplification of the method is given for the case when the historical data follow a Markovian structure. Copyright 1974 by the American Geophysical Union.

published proceedings

  • Water Resources Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Meja, J. M., & RodrguezIturbe, I.

citation count

  • 28

complete list of authors

  • Mejía, José M||Rodríguez-Iturbe, Ignacio
  • Mejía, José M||Rodríguez‐Iturbe, Ignacio

publication date

  • August 1974