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Geostatistics, Model-Based

Spatial and Temporal Modeling and Analysis

  1. Jun Zhu,
  2. Andrew L. Thurman

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn054

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Zhu, J. and Thurman, A. L. 2013. Geostatistics, Model-Based. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 3.

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  1. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


Classical geostatistics involves statistical inference for random fields with a continuous spatial index based on geostatistical data, but the methods tend to be ad hoc. Alternatively, likelihood-based and Bayesian methods provide more efficient estimation of model parameters and more rigorous quantification of uncertainty in prediction of responses at unsampled locations.


  • Bayesian inference;
  • generalized linear model;
  • geostatistical data;
  • likelihood inference;
  • random effects