Geostatistics for Environmental Scientists

Author: Richard Webster
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470517260
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Geostatistics for environmental scientists

Author: R. Webster
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471965534
Format: PDF, Docs
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Geostatistics is essential for modern 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 to plan future surveys when resources are limited. * Concise but comprehensive introduction to the latest statistical techniques * Strong emphasis on practical applications throughout * Illustrated with worked examples from soil surveys * Coverage of more advanced topics, such as multivariate analysis * Contains a step-by-step summary of the procedure needed to analyse survey data Sampling, data screening, spatial covariances, the variogram and its modelling, 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. Environmental scentists will find this text an invaluable guide to geostatistics, and the lucid style will suit the needs of advanced undergraduates and graduate students of spatial variation and environmental science.

geoENV IV Geostatistics for Environmental Applications

Author: Xavier Sanchez-Vila
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402021151
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

geoENV II Geostatistics for Environmental Applications

Author: Jaime Gómez-Hernández
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792357834
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This book contains selected contributions from the geoENV98 - the Second European Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Sciences, held in Valencia, Spain in November 1998. This second book of the geoENV series illustrates the developments on geostatistics as applied to the environmental sciences which have occurred during the past two years. It also presents practical applications which will be of interest to both researchers and practitioners. The book starts with three keynote papers on ecology, climatology and soil science, followed by forty-three contributions. The contents of the book are eminently practical. The objective of the editors was to compile a set of papers in which the reader could perceive how geostatistics is applied within the environmental sciences. A few selected theoretical contributions are also included. The papers are organized in the following seven main areas Air pollution Climatology Ecology Hydrogeology Soil Science Theory Other applications presenting applications varying from particle matter analysis, noise exposure sampling, space-time modeling of ozone levels, downscaling of precipitation, kriging with categorical external drift, analysis of fish abundance, combining variograms and radio-telemetry in ecology, kriging radionuclide deposition, mapping of soil contamination, network design for soil monitoring, inverse modeling in hydrogeology, groundwater transport modeling, coastal evolution mapping to spatial modeling of cancer ratios. Audience: This publication will be of great interest and practical value to geostatisticians working both in academia and in industry.

Geostatistics for Natural Resources Evaluation

Author: Pierre Goovaerts
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195115383
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This text provides an advanced introduction to the theory and applications of geostatistics, including tools for description, modeling spatial continuity, spatial prediction, assessment of local uncertainty, and stochastic simulation.

Geostatistics for Environmental Applications

Author: Philippe Renard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 354026535X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The science of geostatistics is now being employed in an increasing number of disciplines in environmental sciences. This book surveys the latest applications of Geostatistics in a broad spectrum of fields including air quality, climatology, ecology, groundwater hydrology, surface hydrology, oceanography, soil contamination, epidemiology and health, natural hazards, and remote sensing.

geoENV VII Geostatistics for Environmental Applications

Author: Peter M. Atkinson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048123223
Format: PDF
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This volume brings together selected contributions from geoENV 2008, the 7th International Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications, held in Southampton, UK. It presents the state-of-the-art in geostatistics for the environmental sciences.

Geostatistics Explained

Author: Steve McKillup
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139486691
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A reader-friendly introduction to geostatistics for students and researchers struggling with statistics. Using simple, clear explanations for introductory and advanced material, it demystifies complex concepts and makes formulas and statistical tests easy to apply. Beginning with a critical evaluation of experimental and sampling design, the book moves on to explain essential concepts of probability, statistical significance and type 1 and type 2 error. An accessible graphical explanation of analysis of variance (ANOVA) leads onto advanced ANOVA designs, correlation and regression, and non-parametric tests including chi-square. Finally, it introduces the essentials of multivariate techniques, multi-dimensional scaling and cluster analysis, analysis of sequences and concepts of spatial analysis. Illustrated with wide-ranging examples from topics across the Earth and environmental sciences, Geostatistics Explained can be used for undergraduate courses or for self-study and reference. Worked examples at the end of each chapter reinforce a clear understanding of the statistical tests and their applications.