The Use of Indicator Geostatistics to Estimate the Probability of Encountering Abandoned Mines in an Urban Area
A geostatistical approach known as indicator kriging is used to analyze qualitative information about the areal distribution of abandoned coal workings beneath the city of Pittsburg, Kansas. Borehole information is transformed into binary indicator data as a function of the borings which hit mine voids. Land-use planners can use information from this type of analysis in risk assessment investigations associated with subsidence mitigation.
J. Ovanic and J. D. Cawlfield, "The Use of Indicator Geostatistics to Estimate the Probability of Encountering Abandoned Mines in an Urban Area," Bulletin - Association of Engineering Geologists, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 159-169, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG), May 1991.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/gseegeosci.xxviii.2.159
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Abandoned Mine; Indicator Kriging; Spatial Distribution; Statistics; Subsidence; USA; Kansas; Pittsburg
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