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Extremes: Spatial Models and Prediction

Stochastic Modeling and Environmental Change

  1. Stilian A. Stoev

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn165

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Stoev, S. A. 2013. Extremes: Spatial Models and Prediction. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 2.

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  1. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


Max-stable processes and fields are reviewed as natural models of spatial extremes. Their stochastic properties, extremal integral, and de Haan spectral representations are briefly discussed. A solution to the prediction problem for a large class of spectrally discrete max-linear models is presented and illustrated over a data set of rainfall extremes.


  • spatial extremes;
  • max-stable processes;
  • extremal integrals;
  • de Haan spectral representation;
  • prediction;
  • max-linear