The course is divided in 3 parts:

  1. Continuous random fields
  2. Point random fields
  3. Mosaic random fields

These 3 parts are lectured with exercises in between as follows:

Week Topic Lectures /Exercises
2-6 Continuous random fields Lectures
7-8 Continuous random fields Exercise 1
9-10 Point random fields Lectures
11-12 Point random fields Exercise 2
13-14 Mosaic random fields Lectures
14-15 Mosaic random fields Exercise 3


Responsible of lectures: Jo Eidsvik, 1034 Central building II, joeid (at)

Responsible of exercises: Erlend Aune, 1022 Central building II, erlenda (at)


Main book in part 1: Le, N.D. and Zidek, J.V.: "Statistical analysis of environmental space-time processes" Springer. Chapter 6,7,8. Available as an e-book from the NTNU library. Note on frequentist methods ( and article ( Go through these in week 6 (8 og 10 feb).

Main notes in part 2: Stoyan and Stoyan: "Poisson point fields" Møller and Waagepetersen: "Modern statistics for spatial point processes"

Main note in part 3: Hurn et al. "A tutorial on image analysis"

Other books of interest are

  • Banerjee et al. "Hierarchical modeling and analysis for spatial data"
  • Gaetan and Guyon: "Spatial statistics and modeling"
  • and various articles.


Part 1:

  • Le and Zidek, chapter 6, 7.1-2 and 8.1-2.
  • Note on frequentist estimation and kriging (
  • Article on seismic inversion (

Part 2:

Part 3:


The exam is on 23 May.

You are allowed to bring: 1) Statistical tables and formulas, 2) A yellow sheet of paper with your own notes, stamped by the department, 3) A standard calculator.

One of the exercises counts 30 % of the grade. This must be handed in before 17 May!

2011-04-13, Jo Eidsvik