The Bearing Correlogram: A New Method of Analyzing Directional Spatial Autocorrelation


  • Michael S. Rosenberg

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      Michael S. Rosenberg is a graduate student in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York at Stony Brook.


Extensions of nondirectional spatial autocorrelation techniques to two dimensions have existed for many years, but the results are difficult to compare to the traditional nondirectional techniques and often lack ease of interpretability. This paper reviews the traditional one- and two-dimensional spatial autocorrelation methods and proposes a new directional method which is both easier to compare to nondirectional methods and easier to interpret than previous directional methods.