Brief communication "Models for the exceedances of high thresholds over the precipitation daily totals in Athens, Greece"
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Paliatsos, A. G.
Nastos, P. T.
(issn: 1684-9981, eissn: 1684-9981)
Extreme precipitation events have significant environmental consequences
because they may cause considerable damages to urban as well as rural areas.
The aim of this work is to construct a threshold model which will describe
the exceedances over a threshold for the daily precipitation totals over
Athens, Greece. The data used are daily precipitation totals recorded at the
National Observatory of Athens, for a 115-year period (1891–2005).
The generalized Pareto distribution is considered as the proper distribution
for the study of the exceedances. The threshold of <i>u</i>=15.8 mm (10% upper
limit) is used for the construction of the optimal return level function.