A Review of Spatial Interpolation Methods for Environmental Scientists

Abstract

........................................................................................................................................ III ABBREVIATIONS ............................................................................................................................. VI LIST OF FIGURES.......................................................................................................................... XIII LIST OF TABLES.............................................................................................................................XVI CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION .........................................................................................................1 CHAPTER 2: SPATIAL INTERPOLATION METHODS................................................................4 2.1. NON-GEOSTATISTICAL INTERPOLATORS........................................................................................6 2.1.1. Nearest Neighbours ..............................................................................................................6 2.1.2. Triangular Irregular Network...............................................................................................6 2.1.3. Natural Neighbours ..............................................................................................................6 2.1.4. Inverse Distance Weighting ..................................................................................................7 2.1.5. Regression Models ................................................................................................................8 2.1.6. Trend Surface Analysis .........................................................................................................8 2.1.7. Splines and Local Trend Surfaces.........................................................................................8 2.1.8. Thin Plate Splines .................................................................................................................9 2.1.9. Classification ........................................................................................................................9 2.1.10. Regression Tree ..................................................................................................................9 2.1.11. Fourier Series .....................................................................................................................9 2.1.12. Lapse Rate.........................................................................................................................10 2.2. GEOSTATISTICS............................................................................................................................10 2.2.

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@inproceedings{Heap2008ARO, title={A Review of Spatial Interpolation Methods for Environmental Scientists}, author={Andrew D. Heap and Jin Li}, year={2008} }