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The Frechet distribution as an alternative model of extreme value data Shahriari, Shahriar


The Frechet distribution was applied to a set of earthquake data in order to test its validity as a practical alternative distribution for extreme value data. It was concluded that the Frechet distribution was the best model representing that data set. Also, a Poisson model of occurrence could not be rejected for that data set. The combination of these two models resulted in a closed form unconditional extreme value distribution which was developed analytically. The appropriate statistical tests and sensitivity analyses were performed on the obtained model.

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