[R-sig-Geo] temperature interpolation -- was: 3D kriging with gstat

Edzer Pebesma edzer.pebesma at uni-muenster.de
Wed Jan 26 15:11:45 CET 2011

On 01/26/2011 02:45 PM, piero campa wrote:
> This is more about kriging theory actually,
> but I can't understand in which different ways the elevation information is
> taken into account in the prediction process when e.g.:
>  - I apply ordinary cokriging on input data which include 3D (x,y,h) spatial
> coordinates;

If your temperature is (near) surface temperature, then no, because you
want to predict surface temperature, not temperature for arbitrary h values.

>  - I apply universal cokriging on input data with 2D (x,y) spatial
> coordinates and using the elevation h as external drift on the output grid.

This sounds more reasonable, yes.

Edzer Pebesma
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