Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Research article
17 Jan 2011
Research article |  | 17 Jan 2011

Estimating strategies for multiparameter Multivariate Extreme Value copulas

G. Salvadori and C. De Michele

Abstract. Multivariate Extreme Value models are a fundamental tool in order to assess potentially dangerous events. Exploiting recent theoretical developments in the theory of Copulas, new multiparameter models can be easily constructed. In this paper we suggest several strategies in order to estimate the parameters of the selected copula, according to different criteria: these may use a single station approach, or a cluster strategy, or exploit all the pair-wise relationships between the available gauge stations. An application to flood data is also illustrated and discussed.