Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1279–1296, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1279-2021

Special issue: Advances in extreme value analysis and application to natural...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1279–1296, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1279-2021

Research article 26 Apr 2021

Research article | 26 Apr 2021

Non-stationary analysis of water level extremes in Latvian waters, Baltic Sea, during 1961–2018

Nadezhda Kudryavtseva et al.

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We demonstrate a finding of a very sudden change in the nature of water level extremes in the Gulf of Riga which coincides with weakening of correlation with North Atlantic Oscillation. The shape of the distribution is variable with time; it abruptly changed for several years and was suddenly restored. If similar sudden changes happen in other places in the world, not taking into account the non-stationarity can lead to significant underestimation of future risks from extreme-water-level events.
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