Extremes in Nature: An Approach Using Copulas by Gianfausto SalvadoriExtremes in Nature: An Approach Using Copulas by Gianfausto Salvadori

Extremes in Nature: An Approach Using Copulas

byGianfausto Salvadori, Carlo De Michele, Nathabandu T. Kottegoda

Paperback | November 23, 2014

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Title:Extremes in Nature: An Approach Using CopulasFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 23, 2014Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:940178275X

ISBN - 13:9789401782753

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Table of Contents

1 UNIVARIATE EXTREME VALUE THEORY1.1 Order Statistics1.2 Extreme value theory1.3 Hazard, return period, and risk1.4 Natural Hazards 2 MULTIVARIATE EXTREME VALUE THEORY2.1 Multivariate Extreme Value Distributions2.2 Characterizations of the domain of attraction 2.3 Multivariate dependence 2.4 Multivariate return periods 3 BIVARIATE ANALYSIS VIA COPULAS3.1 2-Copulas3.2 Archimedean copulas3.3 Return periods via copulas3.4 Tail dependence 4 MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS VIA COPULAS4.1 Multivariate copulas4.2 Archimedean copulas4.3 Conditional mixtures 5 EXTREME VALUE ANALYSIS VIA COPULAS5.1 Extreme Value copulas5.2 Dependence function5.3 Tail dependence A SIMULATION OF COPULASA.1 The 2-dimensional caseA.2 The general case B DEPENDENCEB.1 Bivariate concepts of dependenceB.2 Measures of association C FAMILIES OF COPULASC.1 The Frank familyC.2 The Gumbel-Hougaard familyC.3 The Clayton familyC.4 The Ali-Mikhail-Haq (AMH) familyC.5 The Joe familyC.6 The Farlie-Gumbel-Morgenstern (FGM) familyC.7 The Plackett familyC.8 The Raftery familyC.9 The Galambos familyC.10 The Hüsler-Reiss familyC.11 The Elliptical familyC.12 The Fréchet familyC.13 The Marshall-Olkin familyC.14 The Archimax familyC.15 Construction methods for copulas REFERENCES INDEX GLOSSARY

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This monograph deals with both theoretical and practical aspects of the mathematical theory of extremes. ... The book surely will be interesting and useful to researchers and practitioners in the areas of geophysics and environmental sciences and engineering. It can be also useful to any one interested in having a rigorous summary of the main results and modern developments of the theory of extreme events in the context of physical applications." (Jaume Masoliver, Journal of Statistical Physics, Vol. 134, 2009)