Geostatistics

Lecturers: prof. Alberto Bellin; prof. Bruno Majone; prof. Alessandra Marzadri

Timetable 2019:

February Hours Room
Monday 4 8:30 - 12:30 / 14:30 - 18:30 1H
Tuesday 5 8:30 - 12:30 / 14:30 - 16:30 1H
Wednesday 6 8:30 - 12:30 / 14:30 - 16:30 1H
Thursday 7 8:30 - 12:30 / 14:30 - 16:30 1H
Friday 8 8:30 - 12:30 / 14:30 - 18:30 (final assessment) 1H

Duration: 30 hours (4 credits)

Programme:

1. Introduction (1h+2h)

1.1 What is Geostatistics?

1.2 Descriptive and inferential statistics

1.3 How to describe spatial variability

1.4 Correlation

1.5 Stationarity

1.6 Exercises

2. Geostatistical analysis of spatial data (2h+6h)

2.1 Introductory data analysis

2.2 Spatial structure of data (regional variables)

2.3 Structural analysis (the intrinsic model)

2.4 Covariance functions

2.5 Semivariograms

2.6 Experimental semivariogram

2.7 Inference of the spatial model

2.8 Exercises

3. Geostatistical interpolation (7h+12h)

3.1 The Kriging paradigm

3.2 Ordinary and Simple Kriging

3.3 Estimating the error

3.4 Including secondary information

     Kriging within strata

     Kriging with an external drift

3.5 MultiGaussian approach to local uncertainty

3.6 Indicator Kriging and related methods

3.7 How to use local uncertainty models

3.8 Exercises

Organization of the course:  The course is structured in lectures (10h) followed by exercises and applications (20h)

Assessment: The assessment consists in an oral presentation (around 15-20 minutes talk) of the exercises and applications performed during the practical lessons. The analysis can be conducted in groups of 2/3 students.

Registration: in order to access the course, please send an e-mail to dicamphd [at] unitn.it