The occurrence of censored data due to less than detectable measurements is a common problem with environmental data. The methods of survival analysis, although designed primarily for right censored data and time measured variables, can be adapted to apply censored environmental data. These methods have several theoretical and practical advantages over many existing techniques for dealing with less than detectable measurements.
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Work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy, DOE Contract No. DE-AC07-76ID01570.
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Blackwood, L.G. Analyzing censored environmental data using survival analysis: Single sample techniques. Environ Monit Assess 18, 25–40 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00394476
- Environmental Management
- Survival Analysis
- Measured Variable
- Sample Technique
- Single Sample