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Global Estimates of Extreme Wind Speed and Wave Height

Vinoth, J; Young, Ian


A long-term dataset of satellite altimeter measurements of significant wave height and wind speed, spanning 23 years, is analyzed to determine extreme values corresponding to a 100-yr return period. The analysis considers the suitability of both the initial distribution method (IDM) and peaks-over-threshold (POT) approaches and concludes that for wave height both IDM and POT methods can yield reliable results. For the first time, the global POT results for wave height show spatial consistency,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Climate
DOI: 10.1175/2010JCLI3680.1


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