Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Research article
30 Aug 2018
Research article |  | 30 Aug 2018

Estimation of extreme wave height return periods from short-term interpolation of multi-mission satellite data: application to the South Atlantic

Julio Salcedo-Castro, Natália Pillar da Silva, Ricardo de Camargo, Eduardo Marone, and Héctor H. Sepúlveda


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Short summary
This paper is focused on a new treatment to along-track satellite data so as to improve the processing of information related to the occurrence of extreme values. The main objective is to preserve information concerning the occurrence of short-term extreme events (2-5 days), like cyclones. In this way, the representativeness of these events is enhanced when applying extreme value return analyses. This method allows us to improve our estimation of return periods for risk analyses.