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Statistical properties of the state obtained by solving a nonlinear multivariate inverse problem
Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)
  • Noel Cressie, Ohio State University
  • Rui Wang, Ohio State University
RIS ID
71892
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Publication Details

Cressie, N. & Wang, R. (2012). Statistical properties of the state obtained by solving a nonlinear multivariate inverse problem. Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, 29 (5), 424-438.

Abstract

This article takes a statistical approach to solving a multivariate state-space problem where many data are nonlinearly related to a state vector. The state is unknown and to be predicted, but the problem can be ill posed. A state-space model quantifies the variability of the physical process (state equation) and of the measurements related to the process (measurement equation). The resulting posterior distribution is then maximized, yielding the predicted state vector. Statistical properties of the predicted state vector, in particular its first two moments with respect to the joint distribution, are approximated using the delta method. These are then applied to the problem of retrieving, from satellite data, a profile of CO2 values in a column of the atmosphere.

Citation Information
Noel Cressie and Rui Wang. "Statistical properties of the state obtained by solving a nonlinear multivariate inverse problem" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/noel_cressie/23/