An Application of the Peaks Over Threshold Method to Predict Extremes of Significant Wave Height

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J. A. Ferreira, C. Guedes Soares

Unit of Marine Technology and Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico, Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1096 Lisboa, Portugal

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 120(3), 165-176 (Aug 01, 1998) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2829537 History: Received June 01, 1997; Revised January 13, 1998; Online December 17, 2007


The paper describes an application of the Peaks Over Threshold (POT) method to significant wave height data of Figueira da Foz, Portugal. The method is briefly explained and justified. The exponential distribution is shown to be adequate for modeling the peaks of clustered excesses over a threshold of 6 m. Estimates of return values are given. The exponential character of the data is theoretically justified in the Appendix.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Waves , Modeling
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