The basic concepts of geostatistics are introduced and their applications to ground-water hydrology are reviewed in this 2-part paper. Linear and nonlinear estimation (kriging) techniques are described. The techniques consider a regionalized variable as one of many possible outcomes of a random function. The spatial vairability of the natural phenomenon is characterized by covariance or semivariogram functions, which are the central elements in the estimation techniques, and are called simple kriging, ordinary kriging, universal kriging, log-kriging, disjunctive kriging, and indicator kriging. Techniques have been developed that infer the statistical structure of the variables of interest are also discussed.

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    • By the ASCE Task Committee on Geostatistical Techniques in Geohydrology of the Ground Water Hydrology Committee of the ASCE Hydraulics Division.
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    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Publication Date: 1990-5

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  • Accession Number: 00494600
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM