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Cokriging for spatial functional data

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  • Nerini, David
  • Monestiez, Pascal
  • Manté, Claude
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    This work proposes to generalize the method of kriging when data are spatially sampled curves. A spatial functional linear model is constructed including spatial dependencies between curves. Under some regularity conditions of the curves, an ordinary kriging system is established in the infinite dimensional case. From a practical point-of-view, the decomposition of the curves into a functional basis boils down the problem of kriging in infinite dimension to a standard cokriging on basis coefficients. The methodological developments are illustrated with temperature profiles sampled with dives of elephant seals in the Antarctic Ocean. The projection of sampled profiles into a Legendre polynomial basis is performed with a regularization procedure based on spline smoothing which uses the variance of the sampling devices in order to estimate coefficients by quadrature.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Multivariate Analysis.

    Volume (Year): 101 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (February)
    Pages: 409-418

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:101:y:2010:i:2:p:409-418
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