Nonparametric estimation of spatial distributions

  • A. G. Journel

DOI: 10.1007/BF01031292

Cite this article as:
Journel, A.G. Mathematical Geology (1983) 15: 445. doi:10.1007/BF01031292


The indicator approach, whereby the data are used through their rank order, allows a nonparametric approach to the data bivariate distribution. Such rich structural information allows a nonparametric risk-qualified, estimation of local and global spatial distributions.

Key words

indicator kriging geostatistics nonparametric 

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Journel
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied Earth Sciences DepartmentStanford UniversityStanfordUSA