The “Best” Interpolation Technique for Atmospheric Datasets
Rochelle G. Williams, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
Atmospheric datasets characterize conditions at a physical location during a specific length of time. Geostatistical analyses frequently require conversion of discretized data to contiguous using an interpolation technique. Many techniques exist and can be used on atmospheric data. A common question is, “which interpolation method is the best?” Unfortunately, there is no one “best” method. A technique that works well in one analysis may work poorly in another.
This presentation includes an overview of two-dimensional and three-dimensional interpolation techniques, how to choose the “best” method for a given analysis, and problems to avoid when interpolating atmospheric data..
Session 8, GIS Applications
Tuesday, 31 January 2006, 1:45 PM-5:30 PM, A412
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