Understanding Contouring: A Practical Guide to Spatial Estimation Using a Computer and Variogram Interpretation : With Contour Map

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9780943909257: Understanding Contouring: A Practical Guide to Spatial Estimation Using a Computer and Variogram Interpretation : With Contour Map
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Hand and computer contouring methods and techniques are explained in detail. All the basics of hand and computer conturing are collected in this book, including a summary of five of the most commonly used computer algorithms. Each algorithm explanation includes basics of how it works, steps to use it, advantages, disadvantages, when to use it and when not to use it. How to make your computer contour map look like a hand-drawn map and keep out extraneous mythical contours is a unique feature of this book. Also iincluded is a complete tutorial on 2D and 3D Variogram calculation and interpretation. The tutorial leads the user through the practical steps to calculating and interpreting variograms - the most crucial step in geostatistics. The guide is designed for earth scientists who want to learn how to use geostatistical techniques.

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Dr. Stephen Krajewski is trained in geography and geology and has worked for oil companies as well as in university teaching. Betty Gibbs is a mining Engineer with extensive experience with mining companies as well as several years spent as an Assistant Professor at the Colorado School of Mines. Betty Gibbs and Stephen Krajewski have collectively spent over 50 years as engineers and geologists in the mining, petroleum, and related industries.

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