Bayesian Inference of Spatial Covariance Parameters
Author: Pardo-Igúzquiza, E.
Source: Mathematical Geology, Volume 31, Number 1, January 1999 , pp. 47-65(19)
Abstract:This paper shows the application of the Bayesian inference approach in estimating spatial covariance parameters. This methodology is particularly valuable where the number of experimental data is small, as occurs frequently in modeling reservoirs in petroleum engineering or when dealing with hydrodynamic variables in groundwater hydrology. There are two main advantages of Bayesian estimation: firstly that the complete distribution of the parameters is estimated and, from this distribution, it is a straightforward procedure to obtain point estimates, confidence regions, and interval estimates; secondly, all the prior information about the parameters (information available before the data are collected) is included in the inference procedure through their prior distribution. The results obtained from simulation studies are discussed.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: TAMSAT, Department of Meteorology, The University of Reading, P.O. Box 243, Earley Gate, Reading RG6 6BB, United Kingdom. firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: January 1, 1999