Petra Friederichs

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We review work on extreme events, their causes and consequences, by a group of European and American researchers involved in a three-year project on these topics. The review covers theoretical aspects of time series analysis and of extreme value theory, as well as of the determinis-tic modeling of extreme events, via continuous and discrete dynamic models.(More)
This study assesses the detectability of external influences in changes of precipitation extremes in the twentieth century, which is explored through a perfect model analysis with an ensemble of coupled global climate model (GCM) simulations. Three indices of precipitation extremes are defined from the generalized extreme value (GEV) distribution: the(More)
Schölzel and Friederichs (2008) provide an overview of the copula approach for use in meteorological and climate research. As stated by the authors, the field is vast and growing fast, with a comprehensive review rather difficult at the present stage. However, the work lacks some important references which would provide methods and tools to tackle some(More)
The coupling of models for the different components of the Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere-System is required to investigate component interactions and feedback processes. However, the component models for atmosphere, land-surface and subsurface are usually operated at different resolutions in space and time owing to the dominant processes. The computationally(More)
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