Data types

We distinguish among several types of extreme value data. One guide for doing so is the accuracy of Xout(i), the outlier or extreme component in the climate equation (Eq. 1.2). Even data with a very low accuracy

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can be analysed, for example, cases where only the time an extreme occurred is known. A related guide comes from considering how the extreme data were obtained. An example is outlier detection by imposing a threshold (Section 4.3.3).

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