Confluent gamma density in modelling tsunami interevent times


  • Naiju M. Thomas Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Palai, Kerala Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi



gamma model, confluent hypergeometric series, G-function, tsunami events


We consider here a probability model which associates the usual gamma form with a confluent hypergeometric series. The probability model is termed as confluent gamma density. Some distributional properties of this model are derived. A graphical representation of the model for the varying values of parameter is illustrated. The model thrusts into an interesting application which relates it with tsunami event modelling. A study on tsunami occurrence is essential since it happens frequently at different parts of the world. Here we give an overall view about tsunamis and analyze tsunami interevent times.


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How to Cite

Thomas, N. M. (2014). Confluent gamma density in modelling tsunami interevent times. Statistica, 74(1), 117–127.