ARABIAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES, vol.9, no.17, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
This paper focuses on the performance of two regression-based and one Inverse Distance Weighted (IDW) and two combined versions of IDWmethods for interpolation of daily mean temperature at the Black Sea Region of Turkey. Simple linear regression (SLR) and multiple linear regression (MLR) are used as regression-based methods. Combinations of IDW with TLR (temperature lapse rate) and gradient plus inverse distance squared (GIDS) are used as combined versions of IDW. This study targets to compare five spatial interpolation methods based on RMSE (root-mean-square error) statistics of interpolation errors for daily mean temperatures from 1981 to 2012. In order to compare the interpolation errors of the five methods, the leave-one-out cross-validation method was applied over long periods of 32 years on 52 different sites. The algorithms of the five interpolation methods' codes were written in MATLAB by the authors of the paper.