Introduction to Geostatistics: Applications in Hydrogeology

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Cambridge University Press, May 13, 1997 - Science - 249 pages
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Engineers and applied geophysicists routinely encounter interpolation and estimation problems when analysing data from field observations. Introduction to Geostatistics presents practical techniques for the estimation of spatial functions from sparse data. The author's unique approach is a synthesis of classic and geostatistical methods with a focus on the most practical linear minimum-variance estimation methods, and includes suggestions on how to test and extend the applicability of such methods. The author includes many useful methods (often not covered in other geostatistics books) such as estimating variogram parameters, evaluating the need for a variable mean, parameter estimation and model testing in complex cases (e.g. anisotropy, variable mean, and multiple variables), and using information from deterministic mathematical models. Well illustrated with exercises and worked examples taken from hydrogeology, Introduction to Geostatistics assumes no background in statistics and is suitable for graduate-level courses in earth sciences, hydrology, and environmental engineering, and also for self-study.
  

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Contents

Exploratory data analysis
12
Intrinsic model
41
Variogram fitting
83
Anisotropy
110
Variable mean
120
More linear estimation
150
Multiple variables
172
Estimation and GW models
184
A Probability theory review
221
B Lagrange multipliers
232
References
239
Index
247
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