GEOL 584

Applied Geostatistics

1- Topics

Introduction

Uncertainty

Random variables & functions

What is modeling? Why modeling?

What is geostatistics?

Data collection and sampling

Review of Statistical Concepts

Univariate statistics

Types of distribution

Probability

Bivariate statistics

Correlation

Linear regression

Spatial Continuity and Variability

The theory of regionalized variables

Experimental variograms & spatial structure

Model variograms & parameters

Variogram and geology

Estimation Techniques

Krige’s relationship and BLUE

Point and block estimates

Kriging techniques

Conditional Simulation

Fundamentals

Unconditional simulation

Conditional simulation procedures

Selected Topics about Recent Trends in Geostatistics

2- Grading System

1^{st} Exam
20%

2^{nd} Exam
20%

Project or Term Paper & Presentation 25%

Homework 30%

Class participation 5 %

3- Term paper / project instructions

Choose a preferred topic in a geostatistical recent issue (e.g. new techniques, problems, critique, data set …etc.)

Use 1990 references and above

Put some effort to organize a creative report ( some ideas might help you in your future research)

Add a flavor of applied ideas to your research

Paper length should be 10-15 pages

A CREATIVE presentation is requested to expose the ideas of the paper to other audiences. The presentation and question-answer times for each paper should not exceed 25 min. & 20 min., respectively.

Take it easy, enjoy the work and be well organized and prepared.

Do not delay today’s work until tomorrow.

4- Selected References

Isaaks, E. and R. Srivastava (1989), An introduction to applied geostatistics.

Hohn, M. (1988), Geostatistics and petroleum geology.

Kinanidis, P. (1997), Introduction to geostatistics- Applications in hydrogeology.

Journel, A. and Ch. Huijbregts (1978), Mining geostatistics.

Deutsch, C. and A. Journel (1998), Geostatistical software library (GSLIB).

Webster, R and M. Oliver (2001), Geostatistics for Environmental Scientists

Computer and Geosciences & Mathematical Geology journals

**5- Useful Links**

Geostatistics at Stanford University