Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2561–2576, 2015

Special issue: Floods and their changes in historical times – a European...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2561–2576, 2015

Research article 02 Jun 2015

Research article | 02 Jun 2015

Flood frequency analysis of historical flood data under stationary and non-stationary modelling

M. J. Machado et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (04 Apr 2015) by Günter Blöschl
AR by Maria Machado on behalf of the Authors (14 Apr 2015)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (11 May 2015) by Günter Blöschl
Short summary
A flood frequency analysis using a 400-year historical flood record was carried out using a stationary model (based on maximum likelihood estimators) and a non-stationary model that incorporates external covariates (climatic and environmental). The stationary model was successful in providing an average discharge around which value flood quantiles estimated by non-stationary models fluctuate through time.