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The Statistical Treatment of Orientation Data

  • Geoffrey S. Watson
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Part of the Computer Applications in the Earth Sciences book series

Abstract

A short sketch will be given of the types of orientation data that have been described statistically. Some specific problems will be mentioned. An effort will be made to elicit new situations requiring statistical treatment. The discussion of past work indicates what can be done when a problem is formulated.

Keywords

Serial Correlation Orientation Data Rock Magnetism Magnetic Polarity Reversal Vector Trend 
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References

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© Plenum Press, New York 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoffrey S. Watson
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  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA

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