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STAHY Best Paper Award 2013



The STAHY Best Paper Award 2013 is assigned to:

Dr. Shih-Chieh Kao                 Dr. Rao Govindaraju

for the paper:
Kao, S.-C., Govindaraju, R.S. A copula-based joint deficit index for droughts (2010) Journal of Hydrology, 380 (1-2), pp. 121-134


The STAHY Best Paper is the result of evaluation of the first 20 papers, selected among the 238 papers (published in 2009-2010-2011) present in ICSH website and ordered by citations (SCOPUS database, excluding self citations). 

The list of 20 eligible papers were:

Kao, S.-C., Govindaraju, R.S. A copula-based joint deficit index for droughts (2010) Journal of Hydrology, 380 (1-2), pp. 121-134. Cited 33 times.

Petrow, T., Merz, B. Trends in flood magnitude, frequency and seasonality in Germany in the period 1951-2002. (2009) Journal of Hydrology, 371 (1-4), pp. 129-141. Cited 28 times

Villarini, G., Smith, J.A., Serinaldi, F., Bales, J., Bates, P.D., Krajewski, W.F. Flood frequency analysis for nonstationary annual peak records in an urban drainage basin (2009) Advances in Water Resources, 32 (8), pp. 1255-1266. Cited 26 times.

Khaliq, M.N., Ouarda, T.B.M.J., Gachon, P., Sushama, L., St-Hilaire, A. Identification of hydrological trends in the presence of serial and cross correlations: A review of selected methods and their application to annual flow regimes of Canadian rivers (2009) Journal of Hydrology, 368 (1-4), pp. 117-130. Cited 24 times

*Serinaldi, F., Bonaccorso, B., Cancelliere, A., Grimaldi, S. Probabilistic characterization of drought properties through copulas (2009) Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 34 (10-12), pp. 596-605. Cited 24 times.

Mailhot, A., Duchesne, S. Design criteria of urban drainage infrastructures under climate change (2010) Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 136 (2), art. no. 009002QWR, pp. 201-208. Cited 23 times.

Villarini, G., Serinaldi, F., Smith, J.A., Krajewski, W.F. On the stationarity of annual flood peaks in the continental United States during the 20th century (2009) Water Resources Research, 45 (8), art. no. W08417, . Cited 19 times.

Xu, K., Milliman, J.D., Xu, H. Temporal trend of precipitation and runoff in major Chinese Rivers since 1951 (2010) Global and Planetary Change, 73 (3-4), pp. 219-232. Cited 18 times.

Ruddell, B.L., Kumar, P. Ecohydrologic process networks: 1. Identification (2009) Water Resources Research, 45 (3), art. no. W03419, . Cited 16 times.

Mishra, A.K., Özger, M., Singh, V.P. An entropy-based investigation into the variability of precipitation (2009) Journal of Hydrology, 370 (1-4), pp. 139-154. Cited 15 times.

López-Moreno, J.I., Vicente-Serrano, S.M., Angulo-Martínez, M., Beguería, S., Kenawy, A. Trends in daily precipitation on the northeastern Iberian Peninsula, 1955-2006 (2010) International Journal of Climatology, 30 (7), pp. 1026-1041. Cited 15 times.

Laio, F., Di Baldassarre, G., Montanari, A. Model selection techniques for the frequency analysis of hydrological extremes (2009) Water Resources Research, 45 (7), art. no. W07416, . Cited 15 times.

Micevski, T., Kuczera, G. Combining site and regional flood information using a Bayesian Monte Carlo approach (2009) Water Resources Research, 45 (4), art. no. W04405, . Cited 15 times.

Wong, G., Lambert, M.F., Leonard, M., Metcalfe, A.V. Drought analysis using trivariate copulas conditional on climatic states (2010) Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 15 (2), pp. 129-141. Cited 15 times.

Sang, H., Gelfand, A.E. Continuous spatial process models for spatial extreme values (2010) Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, 15 (1), pp. 49-65. Cited 15 times.

Song, S., Singh, V.P. Meta-elliptical copulas for drought frequency analysis of periodic hydrologic data (2010) Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 24 (3), pp. 425-444. Cited 14 times.

AghaKouchak, A., Bárdossy, A., Habib, E. Conditional simulation of remotely sensed rainfall data using a non-Gaussian v-transformed copula (2010) Advances in Water Resources, 33 (6), pp. 624-634. Cited 13 times.

Khaliq, M.N., Ouarda, T.B.M.J., Gachon, P. Identification of temporal trends in annual and seasonal low flows occurring in Canadian rivers: The effect of short- and long-term persistence (2009) Journal of Hydrology, 369 (1-2), pp. 183-197. Cited 13 times.

Serinaldi, F. Copula-based mixed models for bivariate rainfall data: An empirical study in regression perspective (2009) Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 23 (5), pp. 677-693. Cited 13 times.

Cong, Z., Zhao, J., Yang, D., Ni, G. Understanding the hydrological trends of river basins in China (2010) Journal of Hydrology, 388 (3-4), pp. 350-356. Cited 13 times.

*this paper was excluded from the evaluation procedure since one of the authors is part of the Award Committee.


The STAHY Best Paper Award 2013 Committee,
Salvatore Grimaldi, Uwe Haberlandt, Emna Gargouri, Simon Micheal Papalexiou, Ebru Eris



Ministero dell'Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare

Institute for Environmental Protection and Research

 Honors Center of Italian Universities - H2CU 
Sapienza University of Rome

University of Tuscia,
Viterbo, Italy


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