In Extremis

Disruptive Events and Trends in Climate and Hydrology

  • Jürgen Kropp
  • Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Extremes, Uncertainty, and Reconstruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan F. Eichner, Jan W. Kantelhardt, Armin Bunde, Shlomo Havlin
      Pages 2-43
    3. Manfred Mudelsee
      Pages 44-58
    4. Henning W. Rust, Malaak Kallache, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Jürgen P. Kropp
      Pages 60-88
    5. Paul Dostal, Florian Imbery, Katrin Bürger, Jochen Seidel
      Pages 90-102
  3. Extremes, Trends, and Changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Maciej Radziejewski
      Pages 144-165
    3. Malaak Kallache, Henning W. Rust, Holger Lange, Jürgen P. Kropp
      Pages 166-183
    4. Diego Rybski, Jörg Neumann
      Pages 202-213
  4. Long-Term Phenomena and Nonlinear Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Diego Rybski, Armin Bunde, Shlomo Havlin, Jan W. Kantelhardt, Eva Koscielny-Bunde
      Pages 216-248
    3. Miguel D. Mahecha, Holger Lange, Gunnar Lischeid
      Pages 250-265
    4. Valerie N. Livina, Yosef Ashkenazy, Armin Bunde, Shlomo Havlin
      Pages 266-284
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 315-320

About this book


The book addresses a weakness of current methodologies used in extreme value assessment, i.e. the assumption of stationarity, which is not given in reality. With respect to this issue a lot of new developed technologies are presented, i.e. influence of trends vs. internal correlations, quantitative uncertainty assessments, etc. The book not only focuses on artificial time series data, but has a close link to empirical measurements, in order to make the suggested methodologies applicable for practitioners in water management and meteorology.


Bootstrapping Correlations Extreme value assessment Instationarity Trend analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Kropp
    • 1
  • Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber
    • 2
  1. 1.Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), Abt. Integrierte SystemanalysePotsdam Institut fürPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Klimafolgenforschung (PIK)Potsdam Institut fürPotsdamGermany

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