This article presents a procedure for use of the Gumbel logistic model to represent the joint distribution of two correlated extreme events. Parameters of the distribution are estimated using the method of moments. On the basis of marginal distributions, the joint distribution, the conditional distributions, and the associated return periods can be deduced. The applicability of the model is demonstrated by using multiple episodic flood events of the Harricana River basin in the province of Quebec, Canada. It is concluded that the model is useful for describing joint probabilistic behavior of multivariate flood events.
- Received April 8, 1999.
- Revision received March 16, 2000.
- Accepted August 3, 2000.
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