Parametric and Semi-parametric Approaches to Extreme Rainfall Modelling

  • Isabel Fraga AlvesEmail author
  • Pedro Rosário
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 136)


In a meteorological setup, considering a data set of daily rainfall in Barcelos, Portugal, a survey of possible parametric and semi-parametric approaches in Extreme Value Theory is presented, with the main goal of the analyzing high observations of records over time, since these might entail negative consequences for society. These analysis embraces estimation of several extreme value parameters, including return levels associated with \(T\)-year return periods, for large \(T\).


Extreme value parameters Extreme value theory Parametric and semi-parametric approaches Return levels Rainfall 



Research partially supported by FCT: PEst-OE/MAT/UI0006/2011 and 2014, EXTREMA-PTDC/MAT/101736/2008.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DEIO and CEAUL, Faculty of SciencesUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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