Space-time statistics for environmental and agricultural related phenomena.

A. Stein, J.W. van Groenigen, M.J. Jeger, M.R. Hoosbeek

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This paper presents an overview of space-time statistical procedures to analyse agricultural and environmental related phenomena. It starts with an application on root-rot development in cotton. Dependence modelling in space and time is done with the space-time variogram. Various kriging interpolators are presented for making predictions in space and time. Simulated annealing is used to design an optimal monitoring network for estimation of space-time variograms. In the application no clear indication was found for anisotropy, although strong evidence exists that the disease not only proceeds within rows but also jumps between rows. The optimal sampling scheme showed a spatial clustering of observations at the first and the last monitoring day and less observations at intermediate times.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-172
JournalEnvironmental and Ecological Statistics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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