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Meteorological extremes



Franklin T. Lombardo, Adam L. Pintar, Antonio Possolo, Emil Simiu, DongHun Yeo


This entry reviews basic principles of the statistical analysis of large extreme values (EVs), the role of simulations for the development of relevant meteorological data sets, the interaction between the extreme value modeling process and its application to engineering, and specific issues pertaining to wind, snow, ice, storm surge, and ocean waves.
the Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
Encyclopedia of Environmetrics 2nd ed


Extreme value analysis, wind, generalized Pareto distribution, Generalized extreme value distribution


Lombardo, F. , Pintar, A. , Possolo, A. , Simiu, E. and Yeo, D. (2012), Meteorological extremes, the Encyclopedia of Environmetrics (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created December 27, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021