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Copula Modeling for Extremes

Extremes and Environmental Risk

  1. Christian Genest,
  2. Johanna Nešlehová

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn018

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

How to Cite

Genest, C. and Nešlehová, J. 2013. Copula Modeling for Extremes. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 2.

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  1. McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


This article introduces extreme-value copulas, reviews models from this class, and describes their main properties. The associated rank-based estimation procedures and model validation techniques are also presented.


  • domain of attraction;
  • empirical copula;
  • extreme value;
  • goodness-of-fit test;
  • Kendall distribution;
  • Kendall's tau;
  • Pickands dependence function;
  • rank-based inference;
  • Sklar's representation;
  • Spearman's rho;
  • tail dependence coefficient