Methods of Geostatistics - three week course


A three week course in the methods of geostatistics is being organised by the Geosciences Department of Mines ParisTech in October 2012.

Objectives: To master geostatistical concepts and methods

Audience: Engineers, researchers, academics, students

1st week : Linear geostatistics - 8th - 12th October 2012

•Dispersion, support and information effects, selectivity curves
•Stationary and intrinsic models, covariance and variogram
•Dispersion variance, regularization. ; estimation variance
•Global estimation. Transitive geostatistics

2nd week : Non-stationary and multivariate geostatistics - 15th - 19th October 2012

•Drift and residual, external drift kriging, universal kriging
•Intrinsic Random Functions of order k
•Multivariate models, cross-variogram and covariance
•Linear model of coregionalization
•Cokriging. Filtering and kriging analysis
•Indicators kriging and cokriging

3rd week : Non-linear geostatistics and simulations - 22th - 26th October 2012

•Indicators, kriging and cokriging, disjunctive kriging.
•Conditional distribution
•Change of support models, uniform conditioning
•Conditional simulations. Transformed Gaussian variables, indicators
•Truncated Gaussian and plurigaussians
•Object-based models, Boolean model. Markov chain simulations
•Bayesian approach. Inverse problem
•Sequential data assimilation.

The understanding of the 1st week's content is required for the 2nd and 3rd weeks.

The training is based on the presentation of methods and applications and on exercises. It addresses persons who wish to understand the methods, their validity domains and the mechanisms of calculation. Basic knowledge of mathematics is required. The proposed training is not focused on the use of a software.

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