On the likelihood function of Gaussian max-stable processes

Marc G. Genton, Yanyuan Ma, Huiyan Sang

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We derive a closed form expression for the likelihood function of a Gaussian max-stable process indexed by ℝd at p≤d+1 sites, d≥1. We demonstrate the gain in efficiency in the maximum composite likelihood estimators of the covariance matrix from p=2 to p=3 sites in ℝ2 by means of a Monte Carlo simulation study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-488
Number of pages8
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • General Mathematics
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics


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