Cross-validatory extreme value threshold selection and uncertainty with application to ocean storm severity

Northrop, P.J. and Attalides, N. and Jonathan, P. (2017) Cross-validatory extreme value threshold selection and uncertainty with application to ocean storm severity. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), 66 (1). pp. 93-120. ISSN 0035-9254

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Abstract

Design conditions for marine structures are typically informed by threshold-based extreme value analyses of oceanographic variables, in which excesses of a high threshold are modelled by a generalized Pareto distribution. Too low a threshold leads to bias from model misspecification, and raising the threshold increases the variance of estimators: a bias–variance trade-off. Many existing threshold selection methods do not address this trade-off directly but rather aim to select the lowest threshold above which the generalized Pareto model is judged to hold approximately. In the paper Bayesian cross-validation is used to address the trade-off by comparing thresholds based on predictive ability at extreme levels. Extremal inferences can be sensitive to the choice of a single threshold. We use Bayesian model averaging to combine inferences from many thresholds, thereby reducing sensitivity to the choice of a single threshold. The methodology is applied to significant wave height data sets from the northern North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. © 2016 Royal Statistical Society

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Journal Article
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Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics)
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133036
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23 Apr 2019 14:00
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