Interpolation of air pollution [electronic resource] : a stochastic approach
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1976.
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- Pages: 8 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- In epidemiological studies of the effects of air pollution it is desirable to obtain estimates of the exposure to various pollutants of persons living throughout a geographical region under study. On the other hand, it is typically the case that pollution levels are measured at only a few locations. The problems of interpolating these values and of determining the accuracy of interpolation are amenable to analysis by way of spatial stochastic models. Such models can lead to an optimal interpolation technique, in a manner which is reviewed here. The method requires for its application knowledge of the spatial convariance structure of the pollutant to which it is applied. Some difficulties encountered in estimating this for oxidant levels in the San Francisco Bay Area are mentioned.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 11/01/1976., "coo-2874-11", Faith, R., and Stanford Univ., CA (USA)
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