A comparably robust approach to estimate the left-censored data of trace elements in Swedish groundwater
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Groundwater data in this thesis, which is taken from the database of Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning, characterizes chemical and quantitative status of groundwater in Sweden. The data usually is recorded with only quantification limits when it is below certain values. Accordingly, this thesis is aiming at handling such kind of data. The thesis considers this topic by using the EM algorithm to get the results from maximum likelihood estimation. Consequently, estimations of distributions on censored data of trace elements are expounded on. Related simulations show that the estimation is acceptable.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
groundwater, left-censored data, the EM algorithm, maximum likelihood estimation
Probability Theory and Statistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-175833OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-175833DiVA: diva2:533235
Subject / course
Master Programme in Statistics
UppsokPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Larsson, Rolf, Prof.