Heffernan, Janet E. and Tawn, Jonathan A. (2003) An extreme value analysis for the investigation into the sinking of the M. V. Derbyshire. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), 52 (3). pp. 337-354. ISSN 1467-9876Full text not available from this repository.
The paper describes our involvement in the high court reopened formal investigation into the sinking of the bulk carrier M. V. Derbyshire. The statistical problem that we addressed concerned the estimation of the probability that the ship had sunk from a particular form of structural failure, resulting from large wave impacts on the ship, for each of a range of possible sea-state and vessel conditions. We considered several statistical models for the wave impacts on the ship with the generalized Pareto distribution, motivated by extreme value theory, providing an excellent description and aiding the investigation to draw clear conclusions about the cause of the sinking.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Deposited By:||Mrs Yaling Zhang|
|Deposited On:||20 Jun 2008 16:23|
|Last Modified:||22 Oct 2016 01:59|
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