851320 Statistics of extreme events and geostatistics

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2020/21
Languages of instruction


Introduction into extreme value statistics
- Extreme value distributions
- block maxima (BM) method
- peaks over threshold (POT) method
- regional frequency analysis
- applications to design problems and risk analysis
Introduction to geostatstics
- basic concepts
- variography of spatial data,
- statistical interpolation and prediction (kriging).
- advanced kriging methods
- geostatistical simulation

Previous knowledge expected

Advanced lecture in applied statistics. A sound basis in statistical methods (introduction to statistics) and computer basics required! For participants not familiar with geostatistics basics at all we recommend attending course "851311 Environmental Statistics" before.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students gain basic knowledge of methods of extreme value statistics and geostatistics, their basic assumptions, and to the use of statistical software (R) to analyse data.
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