Title

The Use of Indicator Geostatistics to Estimate the Probability of Encountering Abandoned Mines in an Urban Area

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Abandoned Mine; Indicator Kriging; Spatial Distribution; Statistics; Subsidence; USA; Kansas; Pittsburg

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1078-7275

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1991 Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG), All rights reserved.

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