Applications of Point Process Models in Hydrology

Thursday, June 13, 2002 - 11:00am - 11:50am
Keller 3-180
Valerie Isham (University College)
Multidimensional point processes have an important role to play in modelling continuous spatial processes and their temporal evolution. As an illustration of some of the ideas involved, some point-process based stochastic models for temporal and spatio-temporal precipitation fields that have been used to address particular problems arising in hydrology will be described. A short review of relevant point process theory will be given as necessary. Statistical issues arising in fitting and assessing the adequacy of such models will be discussed.