University of Washington - Department of Statistics
Environmental statistics is a rich field for statistical problems. I will sketch four different problem areas, all with very different approaches. The first one has to do with statistical assessment of air quality standards. Starting from a classical Neyman-Pearson approach, recent work has moved into analysis of maxima of Gaussian processes. The second problem deals with estimating trends in extreme climate events. The third has to do with estimation of the precipitation rate using a state space approach, and the fourth deals with estimation of air quality fields from monitoring data using geostatistical tools. All the problems are the subject of recent or upcoming proposals to various funding agencies.