Title Statistics of Weather and Climate Extremes
Type Research Project
Abstract ESIG scientist Richard Katz, along with Eric Gilleland (RAP/GSP), is developing a website that will be used as a source of information on applying the statistics of extremes to weather and climate and their impacts. Emphasis will be given to topics such as detecting trends in extremes. Eventually, access to an extremes toolkit will be incorporated into the site. This toolkit is being developed as part of the NCAR initiative on the Science of Weather and Impact Assessment.
Participants Richard Katz
Eric Gilleland
Start Date
Keywords Extreme Climate
Statistics of Extremes
Extreme Value Theory
Climate Change
Economic Damage
Research Themes Assessment Methods, Products and Tools
Integrated Science and Regional Applications


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