Geostatistics Explained

An Introductory Guide for Earth Scientists

Author: Steve McKillup,Melinda Darby Dyar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521763223

Category: Mathematics

Page: 396

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This reader-friendly introduction to geostatistics demystifies complex concepts and makes formulas and statistical tests easy to apply. With wide-ranging examples from topics across the Earth and environmental sciences, and worked examples at the end of each chapter, this book can be used for undergraduate courses or for self-study and reference.

Statistics Explained

An Introductory Guide for Life Scientists

Author: Steve McKillup

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139502948

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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An understanding of statistics and experimental design is essential for life science studies, but many students lack a mathematical background and some even dread taking an introductory statistics course. Using a refreshingly clear and encouraging reader-friendly approach, this book helps students understand how to choose, carry out, interpret and report the results of complex statistical analyses, critically evaluate the design of experiments and proceed to more advanced material. Taking a straightforward conceptual approach, it is specifically designed to foster understanding, demystify difficult concepts and encourage the unsure. Even complex topics are explained clearly, using a pictorial approach with a minimum of formulae and terminology. Examples of tests included throughout are kept simple by using small data sets. In addition, end-of-chapter exercises, new to this edition, allow self-testing. Handy diagnostic tables help students choose the right test for their work and remain a useful refresher tool for postgraduates.

Models and Modeling

An Introduction for Earth and Environmental Scientists

Author: Jerry Fairley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119130360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

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An Introduction to Models and Modeling in the Earth and Environmental Sciences offers students and professionals the opportunity to learn about groundwater modeling, starting from the basics. Using clear, physically-intuitive examples, the author systematically takes us on a tour that begins with the simplest representations of fluid flow and builds through the most important equations of groundwater hydrology. Along the way, we learn how to develop a conceptual understanding of a system, how to choose boundary and initial conditions, and how to exploit model symmetry. Other important topics covered include non-dimensionalization, sensitivity, and finite differences. Written in an eclectic and readable style that will win over even math-phobic students, this text lays the foundation for a successful career in modeling and is accessible to anyone that has completed two semesters of Calculus. Although the popular image of a geologist or environmental scientist may be the rugged adventurer, heading off into the wilderness with a compass and a hand level, the disciplines of geology, hydrogeology, and environmental sciences have become increasingly quantitative. Today’s earth science professionals routinely work with mathematical and computer models, and career success often demands a broad range of analytical and computational skills. An Introduction to Models and Modeling in the Earth and Environmental Sciencesis written for students and professionals who want to learn the craft of modeling, and do more than just run “black box” computer simulations.

Ecological Responses to the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens

Author: Virginia H. Dale,Frederick J. Swanson,Charles M. Crisafulli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387281506

Category: Science

Page: 342

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The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens caused tragic loss of life and property, but also created a unique opportunity to study a huge disturbance of natural systems and their subsequent responses. This book synthesizes 25 years of ecological research into of volcanic activity, and shows what actually happens when a volcano erupts, what the immediate and long-term dangers are, and how life reasserts itself in the environment.

Key Methods in Geography

Author: Nicholas Clifford,Shaun French,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446243633

Category: Science

Page: 568

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"Its range is far broader than the majority of methods texts, being concerned with both human and physical geography... Given the seriousness with which Key Methods in Geography approaches all aspects of research, it will continue to find wide favour among undergraduate geographers." - Times Higher Education Textbook Guide "All geographers, whatever their interest, need to do research. This book will help them get started in the best possible way, with thoughtful advice on everything from project design, through choice of methods, to data analysis and presentation. The editors have assembled an impressive array of authors, all experts in their chosen field." - Tim Burt, University of Durham "Excellent book. Valuable teaching aid. Well written and covers a wide range of methods thoroughly." - Sue Rodway-Dyer, Exeter University "This is an excellent book and deals with a number of topics (which I teach) outside of the tutorial module where it is a recommended text for geographers. A very useful textbook throughout a 3 year Geography programme." - Ian Harris, Bangor University Key Methods in Geography is an introduction to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It is unique in the reference literature for providing an overview of qualitative and quantitative methods for human and physical geography. An accessible primer, it will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. This second edition has been fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on internet mediated research, diaries as a research method, making observations and measurements in the field, and the analysis of natural systems. Organized into four sections: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Generating and Working with Data in Human Geography; Generating and Working with Data in Physical Geography; Representing and Interpreting Geographical Data; each chapter comprises: A short definition A summary of the principal arguments A substantive 5,000-word discussion Use of real-life examples Annotated notes for further reading. The teaching of research methods is integral to all geography courses: Key Methods in Geography, 2nd Edition explains all of the key methods with which geography undergraduates must be conversant.

Computers in Fisheries Research

Author: Bernard A. Megrey,Erlend Moksness

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402086369

Category: Science

Page: 422

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The first edition of this book was published by Chapman and Hall Ltd. in 1996. The first edition contained nine chapters and, for all except one chapter, the original chapter authors agreed to update their chapter. Comparing these chapters gives the reader an idea of the development over a time span of more than 10 years between the two editions. In the preparation of the second edition we decided to add more chapters reflecting some important fields with significant contributions to present day fishery research. These are the use of internet for searching of information (Chapter 2), and the present state and use of remote sensing (Chapter 5), ecosystem modeling (Chapter 8) and visualization of data (Chapter 10). This second edition provides a valuable sampling of contemporary applications. Scientists have an opportunity to evaluate the suitability of different computer technology applications to their particular research situation thereby taking advantage of the experience of others. The chapters that follow are the fruition of this idea. The history behind this book started in 1989 when we were asked by Dr. Vidar Wespestad (previously: Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, USA) to prepare and convene a session at the 1992 World Fishery Congress in Athens, Greece on computer applications in fisheries. We agreed that the idea was a good one and the computer session in 1992 turned out to be very successful.

Handbook of Sea-Level Research

Author: Ian Shennan,Antony J. Long,Benjamin P. Horton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118452577

Category: Science

Page: 600

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Measuring sea-level change – be that rise or fall – isone of the most pressing scientific goals of our time and requiresrobust scientific approaches and techniques. This Handbookaims to provide a practical guide to readers interested in thischallenge, from the initial design of research approaches throughto the practical issues of data collection and interpretation froma diverse range of coastal environments. Building on thirtyyears of international research, the Handbook comprises 38 chaptersthat are authored by leading experts from around the world. The Handbook will be an important resource to scientists interestedand involved in understanding sea-level changes across a broadrange of disciplines, policy makers wanting to appreciate ourcurrent state of knowledge of sea-level change over differenttimescales, and many teachers at the university level, as well asadvanced-level undergraduates and postgraduate research students,wanting to learn more about sea-level change. Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/shennan/sealevel"www.wiley.com\go\shennan\sealevel/a

geoENV VI – Geostatistics for Environmental Applications

Author: Amílcar Soares,Maria João Pereira,Roussos Dimitrakopoulos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402064487

Category: Science

Page: 511

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This volume contains 40 selected full-text contributions from the Sixth European Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications, geoENV IV, held in Rhodes, Greece, October 25-26, 2006. The objective of the editors was to compile a set of papers from which the reader could perceive how geostatistics is applied within the environmental sciences. A few selected theoretical contributions are also included.

Geostatistics for Environmental Scientists

Author: Richard Webster,Margaret A. Oliver

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470517260

Category: Mathematics

Page: 330

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Geostatistics is essential for environmental scientists. Weather and climate vary from place to place, soil varies at every scale at which it is examined, and even man-made attributes – such as the distribution of pollution – vary. The techniques used in geostatistics are ideally suited to the needs of environmental scientists, who use them to make the best of sparse data for prediction, and top plan future surveys when resources are limited. Geostatistical technology has advanced much in the last few years and many of these developments are being incorporated into the practitioner’s repertoire. This second edition describes these techniques for environmental scientists. Topics such as stochastic simulation, sampling, data screening, spatial covariances, the variogram and its modeling, and spatial prediction by kriging are described in rich detail. At each stage the underlying theory is fully explained, and the rationale behind the choices given, allowing the reader to appreciate the assumptions and constraints involved.

Geostatistical Applications for Precision Agriculture

Author: Margaret A. Oliver

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048191338

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 331

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The aim of this book is to bring together a series of contributions from experts in the field to cover the major aspects of the application of geostatistics in precision agriculture. The focus will not be on theory, although there is a need for some theory to set the methods in their appropriate context. The subject areas identified and the authors selected have applied the methods in a precision agriculture framework. The papers will reflect the wide range of methods available and how they can be applied practically in the context of precision agriculture. This book is likely to have more impact as it becomes increasingly possible to obtain data cheaply and more farmers use onboard digital maps of soil and crops to manage their land. It might also stimulate more software development for geostatistics in PA.

Geostatistics

Modeling Spatial Uncertainty

Author: Jean-Paul Chilès,Pierre Delfiner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118136179

Category: Mathematics

Page: 726

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Praise for the First Edition ". . . a readable, comprehensive volume that . . . belongs onthe desk, close at hand, of any serious researcher orpractitioner." —Mathematical Geosciences The state of the art in geostatistics Geostatistical models and techniques such as kriging andstochastic multi-realizations exploit spatial correlations toevaluate natural resources, help optimize their development, andaddress environmental issues related to air and water quality, soilpollution, and forestry. Geostatistics: Modeling SpatialUncertainty, Second Edition presents a comprehensive, up-to-datereference on the topic, now featuring the latest developments inthe field. The authors explain both the theory and applications ofgeostatistics through a unified treatment that emphasizesmethodology. Key topics that are the foundation of geostatisticsare explored in-depth, including stationary and nonstationarymodels; linear and nonlinear methods; change of support;multivariate approaches; and conditional simulations. The SecondEdition highlights the growing number of applications ofgeostatistical methods and discusses three key areas of growth inthe field: New results and methods, including kriging very large datasets;kriging with outliers; nonse??parable space-time covariances;multipoint simulations; pluri-gaussian simulations; gradualdeformation; and extreme value geostatistics Newly formed connections between geostatistics and otherapproaches such as radial basis functions, Gaussian Markov randomfields, and data assimilation New perspectives on topics such as collocated cokriging, krigingwith an external drift, discrete Gaussian change-of-support models,and simulation algorithms Geostatistics, Second Edition is an excellent book for courseson the topic at the graduate level. It also serves as an invaluablereference for earth scientists, mining and petroleum engineers,geophysicists, and environmental statisticians who collect andanalyze data in their everyday work.

Geostatistics Banff 2004

Author: Oy Leuangthong,Clayton V. Deutsch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402036101

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1142

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The return of the congress to North America after 20 years of absence could not have been in a more ideal location. The beauty of Banff and the many offerings of the Rocky Mountains was the perfect background for a week of interesting and innovative discussions on the past, present and future of geostatistics. The congress was well attended with approximately 200 delegates from 19 countries across six continents. There was a broad spectrum of students and seasoned geostatisticians who shared their knowledge in many areas of study including mining, petroleum, and environmental applications. You will find 119 papers in this two volume set. All papers were presented at the congress and have been peer-reviewed. They are grouped by the different sessions that were held in Banff and are in the order of presentation. These papers provide a permanent record of different theoretical perspectives from the last four years. Not all of these ideas will stand the test of time and practice; however, their originality will endure. The practical applications in these proceedings provide nuggets of wisdom to those struggling to apply geostatistics in the best possible way. Students and practitioners will be digging through these papers for many years to come. Oy Leuangthong Clayton V. Deutsch ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank the industry sponsors who contributed generously to the overall success and quality of the congress: De Beers Canada Earth Decision Sciences Maptek Chile Ltda. Mira Geoscience Nexen Inc. Petro-Canada Placer Dome Inc.

Practical geostatistics

modeling and spatial analysis. Manual

Author: Simon Houlding

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540668206

Category: Mathematics

Page: 159

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Presents a set of linked HTML documents on the application of geostatistical theory, designed to be viewed and navigated with an Internet browser.

geoENV IV — Geostatistics for Environmental Applications

Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications held in Barcelona, Spain, November 27–29, 2002

Author: Xavier Sanchez-Vila,Jesus Carrera,J. Jaime Gómez-Hernández

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402020074

Category: Science

Page: 541

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The fourth edition of the European Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications (geoENV IV) took place in Barcelona, November 27-29, 2002. As a proof that there is an increasing interest in environmental issues in the geostatistical community, the conference attracted over 100 participants, mostly Europeans (up to 10 European countries were represented), but also from other countries in the world. Only 46 contributions, selected out of around 100 submitted papers, were invited to be presented orally during the conference. Additionally 30 authors were invited to present their work in poster format during a special session. All oral and poster contributors were invited to submit their work to be considered for publication in this Kluwer series. All papers underwent a reviewing process, which consisted on two reviewers for oral presentations and one reviewer for posters. The book opens with one keynote paper by Philippe Naveau. It is followed by 40 papers that correspond to those presented orally during the conference and accepted by the reviewers. These papers are classified according to their main topic. The list of topics show the diversity of the contributions and the fields of application. At the end of the book, summaries of up to 19 poster presentations are added. The geoENV conferences stress two issues, namely geostatistics and environmental applications. Thus, papers can be classified into two groups.

Geostatistics with Applications in Earth Sciences

Author: D.D. Sarma

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402093807

Category: Science

Page: 206

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Geostatistics is expanding very fast: concept- and technique-wise. Keeping in view the importance of the subject, it was thought appropriate to bring out the second edition of this book. In this process, Chapter I has been expanded In Chapter 2, incorporating more details on sampling and sampling designs. a section on simulation has been introduced with emphasis on Monte-Carlo simulation with worked out examples. In Chapter 5, a procedure to compute variogram in the case of irregular grid has been outlined. Minor modifications have been made in all other chapters. A new chapter on Introduction to Advanced Geostatistics has been introduced with discussions on universal kriging, disjunctive kriging, conditional simulation and median polish kriging. Review Questions are given at the end of each chapter to facilitate a better understanding of the subject by the student/practitioner. The software codes are put in a CD for convenience of the students/practitoner of geostatistics. A few additions have been made in the bibliography making it more exhaustive. This contains references to the concepts and methods presented, in-depth treatment of related topics and possible extensions. My grateful thanks are due to Dr. B.S. Saini, Principal, Guru Nanak Engg. College, Hyderabad for very helpful support. I hope that this edition will be a welcome one.

Basic Linear Geostatistics

Author: Margaret Armstrong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540618454

Category: Science

Page: 155

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Based on a postgraduate course that has been successfully taught for over 15 years, the underlying philosophy here is to give students an in-depth understanding of the relevant theory and how to put it into practice. This involves going into the theory in more detail than most books do, and also discussing its applications. It is assumed that readers, students and professionals alike are familiar with basic probability and statistics, as well as the matrix algebra needed for solving linear systems; however, some reminders on these are given in an appendix. Exercises are integrated throughout, and the appendix contains a review of the material.

Ore reserve estimation and grade control

a Canadian Centennial conference sponsored by the Geology and Metal Mining Divisions of the C.I.M.; held at Hotel L'Estere, Ville d'Esterel, Quebec, September 25-27, 1967

Author: Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Geology Division,Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Metal Mining Division

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 321

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