Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. Volume 3. 2002, John
Wiley and Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK, El-Shaarawi, A.
H.; Piegorsch, W. W., Editor(s)(s), 1255-1259 pp, 2002.
environmetrics; ice; meteorological extremes; snow;
waves; wind effects
The article describes basic principles of extreme value
estimation, and probabilistic, statistical, and
engineering procedures applicable to meteorological
extremes. It discusses methods for reducing sampling
errors in the estimation of meteorological extremes, the
influence of the type of application on the estimation
procedure, and the role of simulated data. Applications
to wind, snow, ice and waves are briefly surveyed. In
particular, important recent resluts on the best fitting
distribution for wind speeds and their implications for
structural realiability are mentioned.