Triple G Colloquium Series: Geospatial Analyses and Statistics

Fri, March 26, 2021 4:00 PM at Virtual


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Eric GillelandPlease join the Geography Graduate Group (Triple G) on Friday, March 26, 2021, at 4:00 PM EST for the final virtual colloquium of the Spring semester with Dr. Eric Gilleland, Project Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research - Research Applications Laboratory (NCAR-RAL).

Through his talk “Geospatial Statistical Methods for Rare Meteorological Events,” Dr. Gilleland will survey some geostatistical methods for analyzing spatial data, focusing on the risk associated with severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, and severely poor air quality. This an aspect of his research portfolio on geospatial analyses, including spatial and extreme values statistics. The talk will provide some practical ways to use geospatial methods in applied sciences.

Abstract: This presentation will give a survey of geostatistical methods for analyzing spatial data with a particular focus on risk associated with rare meteorological events such as severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, and severely poor air quality. The arena of spatial extreme-value analysis, in particular, is a highly active area of research because of the numerous challenges of accounting for dependence in the tails of the distribution. Focus will be given to the propinquity model as it naturally allows for larger spatial domains. Background on comparing geospatial fields will also be given. 

Registration: Please click here to register in advance for this session. 


Spring Colloquium Session Flyer with Dr. Eric Gilleland