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A spatial model for multivariate lattice data

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In this article, we develop Markov random field models for multivariate lattice data. Specific attention is given to building models that incorporate general forms of the spatial correlations and cross-correlations between variables at different sites. The methodology is applied to a problem in environmental equity. Using a Bayesian hierarchical model that is multivariate in form, we examine the racial distribution of residents of southern Louisiana in relation to the location of sites listed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Toxic Release Inventory. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Sain, S. R. & Cressie, N. A. (2007). A spatial model for multivariate lattice data. Journal of Econometrics, 140 (1), 226-259.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34547536312

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/2352

Number Of Pages


  • 33

Start Page


  • 226

End Page


  • 259

Volume


  • 140

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • In this article, we develop Markov random field models for multivariate lattice data. Specific attention is given to building models that incorporate general forms of the spatial correlations and cross-correlations between variables at different sites. The methodology is applied to a problem in environmental equity. Using a Bayesian hierarchical model that is multivariate in form, we examine the racial distribution of residents of southern Louisiana in relation to the location of sites listed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Toxic Release Inventory. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Sain, S. R. & Cressie, N. A. (2007). A spatial model for multivariate lattice data. Journal of Econometrics, 140 (1), 226-259.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-34547536312

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/2352

Number Of Pages


  • 33

Start Page


  • 226

End Page


  • 259

Volume


  • 140

Issue


  • 1