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Under the auspices of the Radioactive Environmental Monitoring (REM) programme of the JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability, a spatial interpolation exercise, called Spatial Interpolation Comparison 97 (SIC97), was organised on the AI-GEOSTATS mailing list in September 1997. The objectives of SIC97 were to give a more general overview of existing spatial interpolation methods and to highlight the latest developments in spatial statistics. The participants were asked to estimate daily rainfall values at 367 locations starting from 100 observed measurements. They were also asked to evaluate their methods for monitoring radioactivity in the environment in routine or emergency situations. In the 13 contributions to SIC97, some clear indications of the large variety of interpolation functions, from ordinary rigging to radial basis function networks, as well as their applications, can be found.

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Authors: DUBOIS G, Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Lausanne (CH);MALCZEWSKI J, Department of Geography, Univeristy of Western Ontario (CA);DE CORT M, European Commission, Joint Research Council, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20667 EN (2003), 268pp. Free of charge EUR-OP reference: LB-NA-20667-EN-C
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-5371-0
Record Number: 200316359 / Last updated on: 2003-06-20
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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