Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1683–1704, 2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1683–1704, 2019
Research article
22 Mar 2019
Research article | 22 Mar 2019

Multivariate hydrologic design methods under nonstationary conditions and application to engineering practice

Cong Jiang et al.

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We present the methods addressing the multivariate hydrologic design applied to the engineering practice under nonstationary conditions. A dynamic C-vine copula allowing for both time-varying marginal distributions and a time-varying dependence structure is developed to capture the nonstationarities of multivariate flood distribution. Then, the multivariate hydrologic design under nonstationary conditions is estimated through specifying the design criterion by average annual reliability.