Mathematical Geology

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 25–39 | Cite as

Bayesian kriging—Merging observations and qualified guesses in kriging

  • Henning Omre


Frequently a user wants to merge general knowledge of the regionalized variable under study with available observations. Introduction of fake observations is the usual way of doing this. Bayesian kriging allows the user to specify a qualified guess, associated with uncertainty, for the expected surface. The method will provide predictions which are based on both observations and this qualified guess.

Key words

geostatistics kriging Bayesian statistics 


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© International Association for Mathematical Geology 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henning Omre
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian Computing CenterOslo 3Norway

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