The application of prototype point processes for the summary and description of California wildfires

Journal of Time Series Analysis
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Abstract

A method for summarizing repeated realizations of a space‐time marked point process, known as prototyping, is discussed and applied to catalogues of wildfires in California. Prototype summaries are constructed for varying time intervals using California wildfire data from 1990 to 2006. Previous work on prototypes for temporal and space‐time point processes is extended here to include methods for computing prototypes with marks and the incorporation of prototype summaries into hierarchical clustering algorithms, the latter of which is used to delineate fire seasons in California. Other results include summaries of patterns in the spatial‐temporal distribution of wildfires within each wildfire season.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The application of prototype point processes for the summary and description of California wildfires
Series title Journal of Time Series Analysis
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9892.2011.00734.x
Volume 32
Issue 4
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 10 p.
First page 420
Last page 429
Country United States
State California
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