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Weibull Distribution

Extremes and Environmental Risk

  1. Jorge Mateu

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vaw008.pub2

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

How to Cite

Mateu, J. 2013. Weibull Distribution . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 6.

Author Information

  1. University Jaume I, Department of Mathematics, Castellon, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


The article brings together various results on the Weibull distribution in a unified manner. The introduction contains numerous references regarding applications of the Weibull distribution and the subsequent sections address a variety of theoretical developments. Some of the theoretical developments covered include characterization, extreme value theory, parameter estimation, and goodness-of-fit.


  • climatological and hydrometeorological studies;
  • domain of attraction;
  • extreme events;
  • max-stable distribution;
  • Weibull random variable