Recent Development in Applied Geostatistics:
Going Beyond the Generation of Pretty Color Maps
Since its early development for the assessment of mineral deposits, geostatistics has been used in a growing number of disciplines dealing with the analysis of data distributed in space and/or time. Nowadays, geostatistical techniques are routinely used for spatial interpolation of point measurements in diverse fields ranging from earth and atmospheric sciences, to agriculture, soil science, environmental and health studies. The end-product of most geostatistical studies is thus a pretty colour map that displays smooth changes in kriging estimates. This seminar aims to demonstrate that geostatistics is not confined to kriging but offers a vast array of applications that keeps expanding with recent methodological and computational developments. The first part will present an overview of geostatistical tools available for processing space-time data and their application to three environmental data sets: soil dioxin around an incinerator, arsenic in groundwater across
Dr. Goovaerts will present a workshop for a limited number of people on June 24th. If you are interested in attending please register with Peter Oudemans at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find out more about the software Dr. Goovaerts has developed and will be discussing at http://www.terraseer.com/products_stis.php.
Room 223 Environmental