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Neural Computation

July 1, 1996, Vol. 8, No. 5, Pages 1123-1133.
(doi: 10.1162/neco.1996.8.5.1123)
© 1996 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Modeling Conditional Probability Distributions for Periodic Variables
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Abstract

Most conventional techniques for estimating conditional probability densities are inappropriate for applications involving periodic variables. In this paper we introduce three related techniques for tackling such problems, and investigate their performance using synthetic data. We then apply these techniques to the problem of extracting the distribution of wind vector directions from radar scatterometer data gathered by a remote-sensing satellite.