The paper describes an application of the entropy principle to the rainfall--runoff process. The expression for conditional entropy is maximised subjected to certain constraints to obtain the conditional distribution of a variate y, representing runoff, given the occurrence of a variate x, representing rainfall. The distribution resulting from the maximising procedure is the "minimally prejudiced assignment of probabilities on the basis of the given information." The parameters of the distribution are based on prior information about the estimated means and covariance of the rainfall and the runoff series. The distribution is presented in a tabular form making it possible to prepare useful tables and graphs for ease of application. /Author/

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    Elsevier Science

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  • Authors:
    • Sonuga, J O
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 81-94
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  • Accession Number: 00158174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM