Extremes in a Changing Climate: Detection, Analysis and Uncertainty by Amir AghaKouchakExtremes in a Changing Climate: Detection, Analysis and Uncertainty by Amir AghaKouchak

Extremes in a Changing Climate: Detection, Analysis and Uncertainty

byAmir AghaKouchakEditorDavid Easterling, Kuolin Hsu

Paperback | November 9, 2014

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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.

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

Title:Extremes in a Changing Climate: Detection, Analysis and UncertaintyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:426 pagesPublished:November 9, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401783373

ISBN - 13:9789401783378

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Table of Contents

1. Statistical Indices for Diagnosing and Detecting Changes in Extremes

2. Statistical Methods for Nonstationary Extremes

3. Bayesian Methods for Nonstationary Extreme Value Analysis

4. Return Periods and Return Levels Under Climate Change

5. Multivariate Extreme Value Methods

6. Methods of Tail Dependence Estimation

7. Stochastic Models of Climate Extremes:Theory and Observations

8. Methods of Projecting Future Changes in Extremes

9. Climate Variability and Weather Extremes: Model-Simulated and Historical Data

10. Uncertainties in Observed Changes in Climate Extremes

11. Uncertainties in Projections of Future Changes in Extremes

12. Global Data Sets for Analysis of Climate Extremes

13. Nonstationarity in Extremes and Engineering Design

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"This edited volume is comprised of 13 chaptersemerging from a wide range of topics on detecting extremes, trend analysis andassociated uncertainties with such analysis. . The organization of the textmakes it useful equally as a graduate textbook and as a reference book. . Extremesin a Changing Climate: Detection, Analysis and Uncertainty successfully goesbeyond achieving its objectives and goals, and makes for a great read." (S. E.Ahmed, Technometrics, Vol. 57 (1), February,2015)