Extremes in Nature

An Approach Using Copulas

  • Gianfausto Salvadori
  • Carlo De Michele
  • Nathabandu T. Kottegoda
  • Renzo Rosso

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Gianfausto Salvadori, Carlo De Michele, Nathabandu T. Kottegoda, Renzo Rosso
    Pages 1-112
  3. Gianfausto Salvadori, Carlo De Michele, Nathabandu T. Kottegoda, Renzo Rosso
    Pages 113-129
  4. Gianfausto Salvadori, Carlo De Michele, Nathabandu T. Kottegoda, Renzo Rosso
    Pages 131-175
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-284

About this book

Introduction

The study of the statistics of extreme events is an essential first step in the mitigation of natural catastrophies, that often cause severe economic losses worldwide. This book is about the theoretical and practical aspects of the statistics of Extreme Events in Nature.

Most importantly, this is the first text in which Copulas are introduced and used in Geophysics.

Several topics are fully original, and show how standard models and calculations can be improved by exploiting the opportunities offered by Copulas. In addition, new quantities useful for design and risk assessment are introduced. Practicioners in all research areas of Geosciences and extreme events (including Finance and Insurance, closely related to natural disasters) will definitely benefit from the new Copula-approach outlined in the book.

 

Audience

This volume will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the fields of civil and environmental engineering, geophysics, geosciences, geography and environmental science. Also scientists and undergraduate up to post graduate level students in water resources and hydrology will find valuable information in this book.

Keywords

SAS Simulation calculus digital elevation model extreme events extreme value copulas geophysics multivariate copulas multivariate extreme value distribution natural hazards statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Gianfausto Salvadori
    • 1
  • Carlo De Michele
    • 2
  • Nathabandu T. Kottegoda
    • 2
  • Renzo Rosso
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversitá del SalentoItaly
  2. 2.Department of HydraulicEnvironmental and Surveying EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4415-1
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4414-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4415-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
  • About this book