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Studies of spatial variability and simulation of available soil water and extractable soil water are scarce and yet such data are essential in hydrologic and solute transport modeling. A study was conducted to characterize spatial variability of available soil water and extractable soil water on...
Abstract: Engineering judgment and reliance on factors of safety have been the conventional tools for dealing with soil heterogeneity in geotechnical practice. This paper presents a review of recent advances in treating soil variability. It presents the implications of geostatistical techniques...
Natural attenuation refers to the observed reduction in contaminant concentration via natural processes as contaminants migrate from the source into environmental media. Assessment of the dimensions of contaminant plumes and prediction of their fate requires predictions of the rate of dissolution...
Mineral Resource Classification and Drill Hole Optimization Using Novel Geostatistical Algorithms with a Comparison to Traditional TechniquesDownload
The classification of mineral resources must follow standards that were created to regulate the public disclosure of projects assisting investors and their advisers in making investment decisions and preventing the publication of erroneous, misleading and fraudulent information. The definition of...
Considering nonstationary features in geostatistical modeling is important. Recent developments in nonlinear estimation provide a practical way to infuse geological realism into numerical modeling by incorporating complex spatial features. Second order nonstationarity when present must be...
Uncertainty in resource estimation affects long-term development, planning, and investment decisions. Therefore, there is a need to make the best decisions considering all available data and different modeling approaches. This thesis develops a conceptual framework for resource modeling with...
The McMurray Formation contains complex geological features that were partially formed in a fluvial-estuarine depositional environment. These geological features that are interrelated to each other exist with different shapes, patterns, and sizes. The inclined heterolithic strata (IHS) formed as...
Accounting for non-stationarity via hyper-dimensional translation of the domain in geostatistical modelingDownload
Medium and short term mine planning require models of mineral deposits that account for internal geological structures that permit scheduling of mine production at a weekly and monthly production periods. Modified kriging estimation techniques are used for accounting for such geologic structures....
In Geostatistical modelling of the spatial distribution of rock attributes, the multivariate distribution of a Random Function defines the range of possible values and the spatial relationships among them. Under a decision of stationarity, the Random Function distribution and its statistics are...
After the scientific problem of interest is defined, collecting data is the first stage of any statistical analyses. The question of how large the sample should be is thus of great interest. In this thesis we demonstrate that in a geostatistical experiment determining the minimum sample size to...