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Is there a rule of thumb for the search radius when using empirical bayesian kriging?

Question asked by jkrimm on Jun 3, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 4, 2015 by EKrause-esristaff

I am working on a dataset using empirical bayesian kriging . EDA suggests using Log Empirical trasformation and a K-Bessel detrended semivariogram type. Without further adjustment, I achieved the "best" results (concerning error statistics) when using a smooth circular neighborhood type.

I am now trying to give my results more significance, especially concerning the spatial range of the prediction, by using a appropriate search radius.

The only quote concerning this issue I could find so far is in: Sumner, M. E. (1999): Handbook of soil science, and says: "the search radius should not exceed the range of the semivariogram, and is typically less than ½ the range”.

Is this a good starting point or are there other suggestions?