Geostatistics for Natural Resources Evaluation

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Oxford University Press, 1997 - Science - 483 pages
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This text fulfills a need for an advanced-level work covering both the theory and application of geostatistics. It covers the most important areas of geostatistical methodology, introducing tools for description, quantitative modeling of spatial continuity, spatial prediction, and assessment of local uncertainty and stochastic simulation. It also details the theoretical background underlying most GSLIB programs. The tools are applied to an environmental data set, but the book includes a general presentation of algorithms intended for students and practitioners in such diverse fields as soil science, mining, petroleum, remote sensing, hydrogeology, and the environmental sciences.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Exploratory data analysis
9
The random function model
59
Inference and modeling
75
Accounting for a single attribute
125
Accounting for secondary information
185
Assessment of local uncertainty
259
Assessment of spatial uncertainty
369
Summary
437
The Jura data
457
Index
477
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Dr. Pierre Goovaerts is assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He earned his Ph.D. in agricultural sciences at the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and he has been postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University.

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