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An Investigation on the Stochastic Modeling of Daily Rainfall Amount in the Mahanadi Delta Region, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Statistics, S.V. College, University of Delhi, New Delhi 110021, INDIA
  • 2Department of Statistics, Rajendra Junior College, Bolangir 767002, INDIA
  • 3Department of Statistics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar 751004, INDIA

Res. J. Mathematical & Statistical Sci., Volume 2, Issue (9), Pages 1-8, September,12 (2014)


Our primary objective in the present paper is to search for an appropriate probability distribution for modeling of the distribution of daily rainfall amount in the Mahanadi Delta of Odisha. To achieve this objective, 17 types of probability distributions were fitted to the data on daily rainfall volume for a period of 28 years during rainy season. Kolmogorov-Sminov, Anderson-Darling and Chi-Squared goodness-of-fit tests were employed in order to test the strength of the fitted distributions and to identify the most appropriate one.


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