Application of the Fréchet extreme-value distribution to extreme wave heights is discussed. Annual extreme significant wave-height data for 12 Ocean Station Vessels have been fitted by the distribution. These distributions have been adjusted to extreme wave-height distributions by applying a scale transformation to the significant wave-height distributions based on previous theoretical and empirical studies of wave-height observations.
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