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Hydrology (Part 2) - Frequency Analysis of Flood Data

COURSE NO: C05-013
PDH CREDIT: 5
Hydrology (Part 2) - Frequency Analysis of Flood Data
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course is about the use of frequency analysis of peak flood data from a gaged site, including use of the standard normal distribution, the log normal distribution, the Gumbel extreme value distribution, and the Log-Pearson type III distribution.

 

An understanding of hydrology is important for many civil engineering, environmental engineering, and geotechnical related projects. 

 

This 5 PDH online course is intended for hydrologists, civil engineers, hydraulic engineers, highway engineers, municipal engineers, geotechnical engineers and environmental engineers.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Be familiar with standard terminology used in connection with frequency analysis of peak flood data from gaged sites.
  • Be able to calculate the probability of a flood of specified return period being equaled or exceeded in a single year.
  • Be able to use values for mean, standard deviation and skew of an annual series of peak flood rates in a variety of frequency analysis calculations.
  • Be able to calculate the flood magnitude of specified return period using known mean and standard deviation of an annual series of peak flood magnitudes, assuming that the data fits a standard normal distribution.
  • Be able to calculate the flood magnitude of specified return period using known mean and standard deviation of the logs of an annual series of peak flood magnitudes, assuming that the data fits a log normal distribution.
  • Be able to calculate the flood magnitude of specified return period using known mean, standard deviation and skew of the logs of an annual series of peak flood magnitudes, assuming that the data fits a Log-Pearson type III distribution.
  • Be able to calculate the flood magnitude of specified return period using known mean and standard deviation of an annual series of peak flood magnitudes, assuming that the data fits a Gumbel extreme value distribution.
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 4 of the "Highway Design Series No.2, Second Edition, published by U.S. DOT in October 2002.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Hydrology (Part 2) - Frequency Analysis of Flood Data (835 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty-five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOT publication.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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