Long Memory Models to Generate Synthetic Hydrological Series

Guilherme Armando de Almeida Pereira, Reinaldo Castro Souza
2014 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
In Brazil, much of the energy production comes from hydroelectric plants whose planning is not trivial due to the strong dependence on rainfall regimes. This planning is accomplished through optimization models that use inputs such as synthetic hydrologic series generated from the statistical model PAR(p) (periodic autoregressive). Recently, Brazil began the search for alternative models able to capture the effects that the traditional model PAR(p) does not incorporate, such as long memory
more » ... as long memory effects. Long memory in a time series can be defined as a significant dependence between lags separated by a long period of time. Thus, this research develops a study of the effects of long dependence in the series of streamflow natural energy in the South subsystem, in order to estimate a long memory model capable of generating synthetic hydrologic series.
doi:10.1155/2014/823046 fatcat:2aisbxthobcb5bh24olh4vsoay