I have a daily stream discharge data set spanning 10 years whose histogram looks like this:
I would like to use it to set the distribution for a randomly chosen discharge for a given timestep. That is, I want to generate a value for discharge for my model timestep based on the probability of that discharge existing in the dataset.
I realize this sounds like a modeling/programming question, but I'm not looking for code, just direction. I have tried researching probability density functions and fitting a curve to the histogram and then sampling, but I want to be sure I'm headed in the right direction before proceeding further. Thanks much for your time. AM.