Award Date

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mathematical Sciences

First Committee Member

Ashok Singh

Number of Pages

56

Abstract

The object of this thesis is to compare grid sampling schemes for the spatial interpolation method of Kriging, specifically when Kriging is used to predict unsampled locations along a riverbed. The main concern will be finding the optimal grid spacing between samples. Kriging uses an estimated spatial covariance matrix, or variogram, to find the best linear unbiased estimate (BLUE) of contamination at an unsampled location. Since the variogram is a measure of covariance as a function of distance between sampled points, it is important to investigate the effect that sampling location distance has on the method of Kriging.

Keywords

Concentrations; Contaminant; Grid; Investigation; Kriging; Riverbed; Sampling; Schemes

Controlled Subject

Mathematics

File Format

pdf

File Size

1259.52 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/02sj-dzhf


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