Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica

, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 479–490 | Cite as

The improvement of strain estimation using universal kriging



In this paper, universal kriging with linear trend is used to interpolate the strain tensor elements over a region along San Andreas Fault in California. The main goal of this paper is to improve the ordinary kriging interpolation results. A 7-year time series (2006–2012) of 12 permanent stations is utilized to obtain the coordinate changes in UTM coordinates system and calculate the strain tensor elements by means of finite difference method. Comparing the results we can find an improvement about 40 % for universal kriging at critical points in which ordinary kriging can’t be appropriate method of interpolation.


Strain Ordinary kriging Universal kriging Linear model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geomatics Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of IsfahanEsfahānIran

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