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Point Processes, Temporal

Spatial and Temporal Modeling and Analysis

  1. David R. Brillinger1,
  2. Peter M. Guttorp2,
  3. Frederic Paik Schoenberg3

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vap018

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

How to Cite

Brillinger, D. R., Guttorp, P. M. and Schoenberg, F. P. 2006. Point Processes, Temporal. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA

  2. 2

    University of Washington, WA, USA

  3. 3

    University of WashingtonUniversity of California at Los Angeles, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


A temporal point process is a random process whose realizations consist of the times {τj}, τj ∈ ℝ, j = 0, ±1, ±2, … of isolated events scattered in time. A point process is also known as a counting process or a random scatter. The times may correspond to events of several types.