This book provides a broad introduction to the subject of environmental space-time processes, addressing the role of uncertainty. It covers a spectrum of technical matters from measurement to environmental epidemiology to risk assessment. It showcases non-stationary vector-valued processes, while treating stationarity as a special case. In particular, with members of their research group the authors developed within a hierarchical Bayesian framework, the new statistical approaches presented in the book for analyzing, modeling, and monitoring environmental spatio-temporal processes. Furthermore they indicate new directions for development.
Table of ContentsEnvironmental Processes.- First Encounters.- Case Study.- Uncertainty.- Measurement.- Modeling.- Space-Time Modeling.- Covariances.- Spatial Prediction: Classical Approaches.- Bayesian Kriging.- Hierarchical Bayesian Kriging.- Design and Risk Assessment.- Multivariate Modeling***.- Environmental Network Design.- Extremes.- Implementation.- Risk Assessment.- A Tutorial in R.- Appendices.- References.