Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2010, Volume 13, Issue 2

Goodness-Of-Fit Tests in Environmental Research – Application in Ramncu Valcea, Romania, July 2010

Liana Simona Sbirna 1 , Monica Mateescu 2 , Anisoara Preda 3 , Sebastian Sbirna 4

1 University of Craiova, Faculty of Chemistry, 1071 Calea Bucuresti, 2000478 Craiova, Romania
2 University of Craiova, Faculty of Chemistry, 107I Calea Bucuresti, Craiova, Romania
3 National Institute for Research and Development for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICIT Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, P.O. Box Raureni 7, 240050, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
4 Dolj Environment Protection Agency

*Corresponding author: Simona Sbirna, e-mail:

Published: October 2010


In different fields of environmental research statistical distributions, especially beta distribution, can be used. The purpose of this paper is to compare different goodness-of-fit tests and their power in modeling an environmental parameter, namely the relative humidity. The concrete values of this parameter that have been taken into account are the ones recorded in Ramnicu Valcea, Romania, during July 2010.

Four goodness-of-fit tests were dealt with, in order to find out which of them is the most appropriate in describing the relative humidity. Only one of these tests (Cramér-von Mises, Anderson-Darling, Watson and Kolmogorov-Smirnov) seems to fit with the experimental data, and this is the Anderson-Darling test.


Goodness-of-fit tests; cumulative distribution function; environmental research; relative humidity; Ramnicu Valcea (Romania).

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