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Activity Number: 82
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Sunday, August 1, 2010 : 4:00 PM to 5:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics and the Environment
Abstract - #307888
Title: Nonparametric Variogram Estimation on the Sphere
Author(s): Chunfeng Huang*+ and Haimeng Zhang and Scott Robeson
Companies: Indiana University and Mississippi State University and Indiana University
Address: Statistic House, Bloomington, IN, 47408,
Keywords: variogram ; sphere ; nonparametric

In this talk, we first investigate the validity of commonly used variogram functions on the sphere. Then, a nonparametric method to estimate the variogram on the sphere is proposed. We apply our method to Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) data. In addition, the range and sill estimation is discussed.

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