Most Probable Maximum

Response where the probability density function constructed for the extreme response is at a maximum.

Source: API Standard 2RD, Dynamic Risers for Floating Production Systems, Second Edition, September 2013. Global Standards

Most Probable Maximum

Value of the maximum of a variable with the highest probability of occurring

NOTE The most probable maximum is the value for which the probability density function of the maxima of the variable has its peak. It is also called the mode or modus of the statistical distribution.

Source: API RP 2MET, Derivation of Metocean Design and Operating Conditions, First Edition, November 2014. Global Standards

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