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Hierarchical Bayesian Space-Time Analysis

Spatial and Temporal Modeling and Analysis

  1. L. Mark Berliner

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vab006.pub2

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

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Berliner, L. M. 2013. Hierarchical Bayesian Space-Time Analysis . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 3.

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  1. The Ohio State University, OH, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


This article introduces the hierarchical Bayesian (HB) approach to modeling the spatial-temporal structure and dependence as well as the model uncertainty. Many problems in the environmental sciences involve inferences for space-time-varying physical processes, which can be summarized in three stages: Data model, process model and prior on parameters. The HB approach allows for combining observations with physical models.