In Extremis: Disruptive Events and Trends in Climate and Hydrology


edited by J. P. Kropp, H. J. Schellnhuber
Springer, Berlin 2011. 400 p., ISBN 9783642148620

The book addresses a weakness of current methodologies used in extreme value assessment, i.e. the assumption of stationarity, which is not given in reality. With respect to this issue a lot of new developed technologies are presented, i.e. influence of trends vs. internal correlations, quantitative uncertainty assessments, etc. The book not only focuses on artificial time series data, but has a close link to empirical measurements, in order to make the suggested methodologies applicable for practitioners in water management and meteorology. (source: