Comparison of parameters of the generalized extreme value distribution associated with extreme rainfall events in Central America




extreme value distribution, rainfall, Central America, Pacific slope, Caribbean slope


The generalized extreme value distribution (GEVD) was used to model extreme rainfall events in Central America for a period of 30 years, beginning in 1971. Data consisted of daily rainfall records of 103 meteorological stations located throughout the isthmus. Central America was divided into 3 regions: Pacific, Caribbean and an intermediate zone. A bootstrap hypothesis test was used to compare the parameters of location, scale and form of the 3 regions. The results of the study showed significant differences between the 3 regions, mainly in terms of location and scale parameters.

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Luis R. Cid-Serrano, Universidad del Bío Bío

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