416. Applied Geostatistics
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisites: courses 401, 402, 403. Limited to Master of Applied Statistics students. Introduction to fundamentals of analysis of types of spatial and spatial-temporal datasets frequently arising in geostatistical problems. Geostatistical data arise commonly in nearly every science, wherever spatial and spatial-temporal data are obtained. Examples include geology, hydrology, traffic, air and water pollution, epidemiology, economics, geography, waste management, forestry, oceanography, meteorology, and agriculture. Theory and modern methods for analyzing both lattice and point process data using R, and student performances of their own analysis of geostatistical datasets involving variogram modeling, kriging, model fitting, and estimation using maximum likelihood and nonparametric methods. S/U or letter grading.