Syllabus for Statistical Methods in Hydrology
Statistiska metoder i hydrologi
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 5 credits
- Course code: 1HY114
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Earth Science A1N
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2008-03-13
- Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Revised: 2008-03-13
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Spring 2010
120 credits with at least 90 credits in Earth Sciences and 15 credits in Mathematics or 90 credits in Physics.
- Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences
- This course has been discontinued.
After the completion of the course, the student should be able to
- identify statistical tools that can be used to handle large amounts of data
- use statistical tools for modelling and analysis within the environmental sciences
- master the most common statistical techniques used in hydrology
- carry out a time-series analysis
- compute design floods and hydrological extremes
- use simple statistic models in hydrology
Statistical analysis: Moments: measures of central tendency, dispersion and symmetry. Expectation and estimation. Frequency analysis and design floods. Discrete and continuous probability distributions, especially normal and extreme-value distributions. Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Correlation, simple and multiple regression. Variance analysis. Parameter-value estimation. Time-series analysis and simple stochastic models. Error theory.
Lectures, computer exercises, project work and project report.
Examination is held at the end of the course. Grading on the scale 3, 4 or 5 is given provided all exercises and laboratory reports are completed and approved. Grade is based on written examination (4 ECTS-credits) and project work (1 ECTS-credit).
- Latest syllabus (applies from Autumn 2019)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2013)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Spring 2010)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Spring 2008)
Applies from: Spring 2010
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Spiegel, Murray R.;
Stephens, Larry J.
Schaum's outline of theory and problems of statistics
4. ed.: New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003
Statistical methods in hydrology
Uppsala: Geotryckeriet, 2009