541-0934/01 – Geostatistics (GST_D)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits0
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. František Staněk, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. František Staněk, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1990/1991Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
STA22 doc. RNDr. František Staněk, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 0+0
Part-time Credit and Examination 0+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

This course is dedicated to basic properties and modelling of natural objects. These problems can arise from other courses as well as from practice. The main emphasis lays in explanation of fundamental principles of geostatistical methods and of their general properties. The students learn how to decide which geostatistical procedure is a suitable tool for solving a specific problem. An important ingredient of the course is learning how to use existing software specialized for geostatistical computations, too. The first part of the course deals with basic geostatistical notions and with the way in which to understand these notions from both theoretical and practical points of view. In the second part of the course the students learn the geostatistical way of thinking as a mean of understanding real-life processes. The basic methods of collecting and analysing geo-data are introduced. The students are taught how to use these general methods to solve the problems arising from other courses of their study and from practice.

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Basic properties and modeling of natural objects. Introduction to geostatistics. Random function. Regionalized variable. Stationary and intrinsic hypotheses. Variogram. Anisotropies, drift, models for variograms. Experimental variograms. Structural analysis. Dispersion as a function of block size. Local estimation – kriging. Ordinary kriging. Point kriging and block kriging. Simple kriging. Universal kriging. Cokriging. Nonlinear kriging. Soft kriging. Lognormal kriging. Indicator kriging. Probability kriging. Cross validation. Principles of stochastic simulation. Sequential Gaussian simulation (SGSIM) and direct sequential simulation (DSSIM).

Compulsory literature:

Armstrong, M.: Basic Linear Geostatistics. Berlin, 1998. Deutsch, C., V.: Geostatistical Reservoir modeling. Oxford, 2002. Deutsch, C., V., Journel, A., G.: GSLIB – Geostatistical Software Library and User's Guide. Oxford, 1998. Goovaerts, P.: Geostatistics for Natural Resourses Evaluation. Oxford, 1997. Isaaks, E., H., Srivastava, R., M.: Applied Geostatistics. Oxford, 1989. Lantuéjoul, Ch.: Geostatistical Simulation: Models and Algorithms. Springer, 2002. REMY, N., BOUCHER, A., WU, J.: Applied geostatistics with SGeMS: a user's guide. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Recommended literature:

Clark, I., Harper, W.,V.: Practical Geostatistics. Ecosse North America Llc, Columbus Ohio, USA, 2000. Kitanidis, P.,K.: Introduction to Geostatistics: Applications to Hydrogeology. New York, 1997. Webster, R., Oliver, M. A.: Geostatistics for Environmental Scientists. Wiley, 2007.

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51 3
        Examination Examination 100  0 3
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2010/2011 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602V002) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2009/2010 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602V002) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2009/2010 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602V002) Geoinformatics K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2008/2009 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602V002) Geoinformatics K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2008/2009 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602V002) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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