851320 Statistics of extreme events and geostatistics

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Laaha, Gregor , Schlögl, Matthias
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


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

Previous knowledge expected

Advanced statistics course. Good basic knowledge of statistics (Introduction to Statistics) and basic computer skills are required!
- Participants without basic knowledge of geostatistics are recommended to attend the course "851311 Environmental Statistics" before this course.
- Participants without basic knowledge of R and R-Studio are recommended to attend the course "851016 First Steps with R" which is held in a block at the beginning of the semester (Rcmdr knowledge alone is not sufficient).

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.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.