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2009 A statistical study of extreme nor'easter snowstorms
Christopher Karvetski, Robert Lund, Francis Parisi
Involve 2(3): 341-350 (2009). DOI: 10.2140/involve.2009.2.341

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This short paper studies the statistical characteristics of extreme snowstorms striking the eastern seaboard of the United States — the so-called nor’easters. Poisson regression techniques and extreme value methods are used to estimate return periods of storms of various snow volumes. Return periods of several memorable events are estimated, including the superstorm of 1993, the North American blizzard of 1996, and the blizzard of 1888. While nor’easters are found to occur more frequently in late winter than early winter, no evidence of increasing/decreasing storm frequencies in time or dependencies on the North Atlantic oscillation is found.

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Christopher Karvetski. Robert Lund. Francis Parisi. "A statistical study of extreme nor'easter snowstorms." Involve 2 (3) 341 - 350, 2009. https://doi.org/10.2140/involve.2009.2.341

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Received: 2 February 2009; Accepted: 22 April 2009; Published: 2009
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2017

zbMATH: 1176.62115
MathSciNet: MR2551130
Digital Object Identifier: 10.2140/involve.2009.2.341

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Primary: 60G55, 62G07, 62G32, 62M99

Rights: Copyright © 2009 Mathematical Sciences Publishers

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