Brief communication "Models for the exceedances of high thresholds over the precipitation daily totals in Athens, Greece"
Tzavelas, G.; Paliatsos, A. G.; Nastos, P. T.(2010)
Extreme precipitation events have significant environmental consequences
because they may cause considerable damages to urban as well as rural areas.
The aim of this work is to construct a threshold model which will describe
the exceedances over a threshold for the daily precipitation totals over
Athens, Greece. The data used are daily precipitation totals recorded at the
National Observatory of Athens, for a 115-year period (1891–2005).
The generalized Pareto distribution is considered as the proper distribution
for the study of the exceedances. The threshold of u=15.8 mm (10% upper
limit) is used for the construction of the optimal return level function.
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS) (http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/10/105/2010/)
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