Statistical distribution (probability) of the occurrence of a variable A, given that other variables B, C, … have certain assigned values
NOTE The conditional probability of A given that B, C, … occur is written as P(AIB,C, … ). The concept is applicable to
metocean parameters, as well as to actions and action effects.
EXAMPLE When considering wave parameters, A can be the individual crest elevation, B the water depth and C the
significant wave height, and so on.
Source: API RP 2MET, Derivation of Metocean Design and Operating Conditions, First Edition, November 2014. Global Standards