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Geostatistics for environmental scientists

Author: R Webster; Margaret A Oliver
Publisher: Chichester, England ; New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©2001.
Series: Statistics in practice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a concise yet comprehensive guide to statistical methods and modelling techniques useful to environmental scientists. Starting at an elementary level, the book goes on to cover more advanced  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Webster, R. (Richard).
Geostatistics for environmental scientists.
Chichester, England ; New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©2001
(OCoLC)624471583
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Webster; Margaret A Oliver
ISBN: 0471965537 9780471965534
OCLC Number: 43936785
Description: xi, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why geostatistics? --
Generalizing --
Interpretation --
Control --
A little history --
Finding your way --
Basic statistics --
Measurement and summary --
Representing variation --
The centre --
Dispersion --
The normal distribution --
Covariance and correlation --
Transformations --
Logarithmic transformation --
Square root transformation --
Angular transformation --
Logit transformation --
Exploratory data analysis and display --
Spatial aspects --
Sampling and estimation --
Target population and units --
Simple random sampling --
Confidence limits --
Student's t --
The x[superscript 2] distribution --
Central limit theorem --
Increasing precision and efficiency --
Soil classification --
Prediction and interpolation --
Spatial interpolation --
Thiessen polygons (Voronoi polygons, Dirichlet tessellation) --
Triangulation --
Natural neighbour interpolation --
Inverse functions of distance --
Trend surfaces --
Splines --
Spatial classification and predicting from soil maps --
Theory --
Characterizing spatial processes: the covariance and variogram --
A stochastic approach to spatial variation --
Random variables --
Random functions --
Spatial covariance --
Stationarity --
Ergodicity --
The covariance function --
Intrinsic variation and the variogram --
Equivalence with covariance --
Quasi-stationarity --
Characteristics of the spatial correlation functions --
Which variogram? --
Support and Krige's relation --
Regularization --
Estimating the variogram --
Estimating semivariances and covariances.
Series Title: Statistics in practice.
Responsibility: Richard Webster, Margaret Oliver.
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"It is a pleasure to read, both for and for the quality of production. I would certainly recommend it." (European Journal of Soil Science, No.52, 2001) ..".has an excellent focus and an effective Read more...

 
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