Geostatistics: A Mathematical youngster
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Engineering
Geostatistics is concerned with the mathematical modelling of spatial data that arise in a variety of contexts. The initial applications were related to mining and the data under consideration geological. In the last 15 years the fields of application have broadened considerably, with geostatistics now being applied in such diverse areas as mining, oil and gas exploration, ecology, health and environment. We will discuss the key methods used by means of an example, describe some of the conceptual difficulties and give a brief overview of applications.