Smoothed functional canonical correlation analysis of humidity and temperature data

Köymen Keser İ., Deveci Kocakoç İ.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED STATISTICS, vol.42, no.10, pp.2126-2140, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02664763.2015.1019842
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2126-2140
  • Keywords: functional data analysis, smoothing, functional canonical correlation analysis, meteorological data
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This paper focuses on smoothed functional canonical correlation analysis (SFCCA) to investigate the relationships and changes in large, seasonal and long-term data sets. The aim of this study is to introduce a guideline for SFCCA for functional data and to give some insights on the fine tuning of the methodology for long-term periodical data. The guidelines are applied on temperature and humidity data for 11 years between 2000 and 2010 and the results are interpreted. Seasonal changes or periodical shifts are visually studied by yearly comparisons. The effects of the number of basis functions' and the selection of smoothing parameter' on the general variability structure and on correlations between the curves are examined. It is concluded that the number of time points (knots), number of basis functions and the time span of evaluation (monthly, daily, etc.) should all be chosen harmoniously. It is found that changing the smoothing parameter does not have a significant effect on the structure of curves and correlations. The number of basis functions is found to be the main effector on both individual and correlation weight functions.