May 20th, 2012, 12:08 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: May 2012 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  MARKOV CHAINS
can someone help me with this: *1991 land use classification forest 45ha. urban 40ha. agriculture 35 ha. water bodies 20 ha. *1992 land use classification forest 40.9 ha. urban 46.3 ha. agriculture 33.5 ha. water bodies 19.3 ha. Question: How can i crate a markov transition matrix? how much area is converted from forest to urban? forest to agriculture? etc. REALLY NEED HELP. THANKS! 
August 11th, 2012, 09:28 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Aug 2012 Posts: 229 Thanks: 3  Re: MARKOV CHAINS
Hey jeany lou. There is not enough information to construct the chain. For this chain you need 16 probabilities and the only things you really know is the proportion of people that given a 1991 land use, either remained the same in 1992 or changed. Without enough information, you can't construct a transition matrix. 

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