An Introduction to Applied Geostatistics

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In this introductory text the authors demonstrate how simple statistical methods can be used to analyze earth science data. In clear language, they explain how various forms of the estimation method called kriging can be employed for specific problems. The book highlights an instructive case study of a simulated deposit. This model helps students develop an understanding of how statistical tools work in real situations, and serves as a tutorial guide to help the reader through what may be their first independent geostatistical study. Though the authors have avoided mathematical formalism, the presentation is not simplistic and readers should be familiar with basic calculus and be able to find the minimum of a function by using the first derivative.

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This book describes applied geostatistical methods at an introductory level. It is an easy-to-read book, aimed at undergraduates and 'practitioners' with some knowledge of calculus and elementary statistics. This book could be useful to non statisticians who are taking a first look at geostatistics.

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Edward H. Isaaks is a member of the Department of Applied Earth Sciences, Stanford University. R. Mohan Srivastava, formerly with the Department of Applied Earth Sciences, Stanford University, is currently at FSS International, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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