Spatial designs and properties of spatial correlation: Effects on covariance estimation

@article{Irvine2007SpatialDA,
  title={Spatial designs and properties of spatial correlation: Effects on covariance estimation},
  author={Kathryn M. Irvine and Alix I. Gitelman and Jennifer A. Hoeting},
  journal={Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics},
  year={2007},
  volume={12},
  pages={450-469}
}
In a spatial regression context, scientists are often interested in a physical interpretation of components of the parametric covariance function. For example, spatial covariance parameter estimates in ecological settings have been interpreted to describe spatial heterogeneity or “patchiness” in a landscape that cannot be explained by measured covariates. In this article, we investigate the influence of the strength of spatial dependence on maximum likelihood (ML) and restricted maximum… Expand

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