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Keywords:

  • Spatial correlation;
  • Periodic time series;
  • Heterogeneity

Abstract

We examine hourly ozone data collected in connection with a model evaluation study for ozone transport in the San Joaquin Valley of California. A space-time analysis of a subset of the data, 17 sites concentrated around the Sacramento area, indicates a relatively simple spatial covariance structure at night-time, while the afternoon readings show a more complex spatial covariance, which is partly explained by observations from a single station with suspicious data. Simple separable space-time covariance models do not appear applicable to these data.