Spatial Interpolation Using Copula for non-Gaussian Modeling of Rainfall Data

Mehdi Omidi, Mohsen Mohammadzadeh
2018 Journal of the Iranian Statistical Society  
One of the most useful tools for handling multivariate distributions of dependent variables in terms of their marginal distribution is a copula function. The copula families capture a fair amount of attention due to their applicability and flexibility in describing the non-Gaussian spatial dependent data. The particular properties of the spatial copula are rarely seen in all the known copula families. In the present paper, based on the weighted geometric mean of two Max-id copulas family, the
more » ... atial copula function is provided. Afterwards, the proposed copula along with the Bees algorithm is used to explore the spatial dependency and to interpolate the rainfall data in Iran's Khuzestan province.
doi:10.29252/jirss.17.2.8 fatcat:wcpxwxw3wrh4xmihet53enrn3u