Applying Anomalous Cluster Approach to Spatial Clustering
The concept of anomalous clustering applies to finding individual clusters on a digital geography map supplied with a single feature such as brightness or temperature. An algorithm derived within the individual anomalous cluster framework extends the so-called region growing algorithms. Yet our approach differs in that the algorithm parameter values are not expert-driven but rather derived from the anomalous clustering model. This novel framework successfully applies to the issue of automatically delineating coastal upwelling from Sea Surface Temperature (SST) maps, a natural phenomenon seasonally occurring in coastal waters.