geoENV I -- Geostatistics for Environmental Applications: Proceedings of the Geostatistics for Environmental Applications Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, 18-19 November 1996 / Edition 1

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This book contains selected contributions from the geoENV96 - First European Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications, held in Lisbon in November 1996.

This is the first of a geoENV series of biennial planned books. The series is intended to show the state of the art of geostatistics in environmental applications with new cases, results and relevant discussions from leading researchers and practitioners around the world.

New and important theoretical and practical developments of geostatistics in the environmental field were compiled from three main areas:

  1. Hydrology, Groundwater and Groundwater Contamination
  2. Soil Contamination and Site Remediation
  3. Air Pollution, Ecology and Other Applications

The book presents a set of geostatistical tools and approaches used to successfully resolve a variety of specific problems in environment modelling, especially those resulting from the typical scarcity of spatial sampling, the time component of very dynamic systems, the modelling of various systems of contaminants, the uncertainty assessment of health cost functions, etc.

Prominent topics concerning methodological tools and methods, stochastic simulation techniques, models of integrating soft information (seismic and remote sensing images), inverse modelling of groundwater flow, neural network classification, change of support and up-scaling are also included in this book.

This publication will be of great interest and practical value to geostatisticians working both in universities and in industry.

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Editorial Reviews

Presents 40 papers from the first of a series of biennial meetings. The articles are concerned with environmental issues approached by geostatistical methods from fields such as hydrogeology, biology, soil sciences, air pollution and ecology. Divided into sections on earth, water, and air, the volume includes discussions of: mapping spatial and temporal variation of groundwater quality in the Netherlands, numerical aspects of the universal kriging method for hydrological applications, mapping cadmium concentration and the risk of exceeding a local sanitation threshold using indicator statistics, advanced spatial data analysis of Chernobyl fallout, and other subjects. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
'The book is a valuable text for advanced students and research scientists in very different fields as biology, soil science, hydrogeology, ecology.'
Libri Ricevuti
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792345909
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/31/1997
  • Series: Quantitative Geology and Geostatistics Series, #9
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 506
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Equivalent Transmissivities in Heterogeneous Porous Media under Radially Convergent Flow 1
Inverse Modelling of Groundwater Flow Incorporating Parameter, Boundary and Initial Conditions and Model Error Uncertainty 13
Geostatistical Analysis of Fractured Rock Characteristics 25
On the Application of Stochastic Inverse Modelling to the Fractured Semi-Confined Aquifer of Bagueixe, Portugal 39
Solute Transport in Single and Multiple Scale Heterogeneous Formations: Numerical Experiments 51
Numerical Aspects of the Universal Kriging Method for Hydrological Applications 65
The use of Conservative Mass Transport Analysis as a Quick Look Tool to Rank Geostatistical Realizations of Heterogeneous Structures 77
Simplified Renormalization: A New Quick Upscaling Technique 89
Impact of Random Function Choice on Groundwater Mass Transport Modelling 101
Mapping Spatial and Temporal Variation of Groundwater Quality in the Netherlands 111
A Model of Aquifer Heterogeneity 123
Geostatistical Study of Nitrate Contents in the Aquifers of Campo de Dalias (SE Spain) 139
Evaluation of Reactive Transport Processes in a Heterogeneous Porous Aquifer within a Non-Parametric Numerical Stochastic Transport Modelling Framework based on Sequential Indicator of Categorical Variables 153
Parameter Estimation for Groundwater Models by Indicator Kriging 165
Numerical Characterization of Contaminant Transport in Nested Two-Scale Porous Media 177
Interpolation of Groundwater Quality Parameters using Additional Information 189
A Neural Network Aided Filtering Algorithm for Diagnosing and Predicting Nonlinear Contaminant Transport Dynamics 201
Hydrological Modeling of Distributed Rainfall/Runoff in the Watershed of Guadiana 213
Spatial Correlations of Hydrochemical Parameters 223
Seasonal Variations on Systems of Triple Influence. The Importance of Silicate Weathering, Soil Fertilization and Domestic Effluents to the Composition of Stream Water as Determined by Correspondence Analysis 235
Kriging vs Stochastic Simulation for Risk Analysis in Soil Contamination 247
A Framework for Optimization of Soil Sampling Strategy and Soil Remediation Scenario Decisions using Moving Window Kriging 259
Analysis of Solute Redistribution in Heterogeneous Soil: I. Geostatistical Approach to Describe the Spatial Scaling Factors 271
Analysis of Solute Redistribution in Heterogeneous Soil: II. Numerical Simulation of Solute Transport 283
Simulating Locational Error in Field-Based Measurements of Reflectance 297
Application of Geostatistics to 3D Modelling of Contaminated Sites: A Case Study 309
Mapping Cadmium Concentration and the Risk of Exceeding a Local Sanitation Threshold using Indicator Geostatistics 327
Geostatistical Methods Applied to Characterization of the Heterogeneity of the Migmatite Formation at Olkiluoto, Western Finland 339
Spatial Simulated Annealing for Optimizing Sampling. Different Optimization Criteria Compared 351
Improved Rainfall Estimation by Integration of Radar Data: A Geostatistical Approach 363
Stochastic Simulation of Lichen Biodiversity using Soft Information from Remote Sensing Data 375
Chernobyl Fallout: Review of Advanced Spatial Data Analysis 389
Space-Time Analysis of Air Pollution in Lisbon 401
Habitat Evaluation using Logistic Regression 415
Geostatistical Modeling of Species Distributions. Implications for Ecological and Biogeographical Studies 427
Global Warming and the Weights of Rats: Uses of the Variogram in the Analysis of Longitudinal Data 439
Variographic Refinement of North Sea Herring Acoustic Survey Data 451
Applying Geostatistics to Exposure Monitoring Data in Industrial Hygiene 463
Conditional Simulation and Estimation of Gauss-Markov Random Fields using the Bayesian Nearest Neighbor Method 477
Clustering of Spatial Data by the EM Algorithm 493
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