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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 25 (1996), Issue 2-4, Pages 159-169

A Brief Survey of Spherical Interpolation and Approximation Methods for Texture Analysis

Guerickestr. 62, Saarbrücken 66123, Germany

Received 31 August 1995

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In texture analysis there are several instances when mathematical methods of spherical interpolation or approximation are required. Ad hoc adaptions of univariate or bivariate methods to the topology of spherical manifolds usually fail in one way or another. Therefore, this contribution will provide a brief survey of genuinely spherical methods.