Journal article

Spatial dependence of extreme seas in the North East Atlantic from satellite altimeter measurements

R Shooter, E Ross, A Ribal, IR Young, P Jonathan

ENVIRONMETRICS | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

The extremal spatial dependence of significant wave height in the North East Atlantic is explored using Joint Altimetry Satellite Oceanography Network satellite altimeter observations for the period 2002–2018, and a spatial conditional extremes model motivated by the work of Heffernan and Tawn. The analysis involves (a) registering individual satellite passes onto a template transect, (b) marginal extreme value analysis at a set of locations on the template transect and transformation from physical to standard Laplace scale, (c) estimation of the spatial conditional extremes model for a set of locations on a template transect, and (d) comparison of extreme spatial dependence for different te..

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The authors thank two anonymous reviewers and an associate editor for their comments during peer review. The authors also gratefully acknowledge discussions with Matthew Jones, David Randell and Ross Towe (Shell), and Jonathan Tawn (Lancaster University, UK). R. Shooter acknowledges financial support from Shell Research Ltd. and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. I. R. Young acknowledges ongoing financial support from the IntegratedMarine Observing System (IMOS) and the Victorian Government through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Australia.