Extremes in a Changing Climate

Detection, Analysis and Uncertainty

  • Amir AghaKouchak
  • David Easterling
  • Kuolin Hsu
  • Siegfried Schubert
  • Soroosh Sorooshian

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Benjamin Renard, Xun Sun, Michel Lang
    Pages 39-95
  3. Gianfausto Salvadori, Carlo De Michele
    Pages 115-162
  4. Amir AghaKouchak, Scott Sellars, Soroosh Sorooshian
    Pages 163-179
  5. Siegfried D. Schubert, Young-Kwon Lim
    Pages 239-285
  6. Levi D. Brekke, Joseph J. Barsugli
    Pages 309-346
  7. David R. Easterling
    Pages 347-361
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 419-423

About this book


This book provides a collection of the state-of-the-art methodologies and approaches suggested for detecting extremes, trend analysis, accounting for nonstationarities, and uncertainties associated with extreme value analysis in a changing climate. This volume is designed so that it can be used as the primary reference on the available methodologies for analysis of climate extremes. Furthermore, the book addresses current hydrometeorologic global data sets and their applications for global scale analysis of extremes. While the main objective is to deliver recent theoretical concepts, several case studies on extreme climate conditions are provided. 

The book is suitable for teaching in graduate courses in the disciplines of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth System Science, Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences.


Analysis of Extremes Climate Change Climate Extremes Water Resources Weather Extremes

Editors and affiliations

  • Amir AghaKouchak
    • 1
  • David Easterling
    • 2
  • Kuolin Hsu
    • 3
  • Siegfried Schubert
    • 4
  • Soroosh Sorooshian
    • 5
  1. 1., Dept. of Civil and Env. EngineeringUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.NOAA's National Climatic Data CenterAshevilleUSA
  3. 3., Dept. of Civil and Env. EngineeringUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA
  4. 4.NASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  5. 5., Dept. Civil & Environmental EngineeringUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

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