Point Processes, Spatial-Temporal
Spatial and Temporal Modeling and Analysis
Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
How to Cite
Schoenberg, F. P., Brillinger, D. R. and Guttorp, P. 2013. Point Processes, Spatial-Temporal . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 4.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
A spatial–temporal point process (also called space–time or spatio-temporal point process) is a random collection of points, where each point represents the time and location of an event. Examples of events include incidence of disease, sightings or births of a species, or the occurrences of fires, earthquakes, lightning strikes, tsunamis, or volcanic eruptions. Typically the spatial locations are recorded in three spatial coordinates, e.g. longitude, latitude, and height or depth, though sometimes only one or two spatial coordinates are available or of interest.