608GEOSTATS: Re:interpolation methods
- Dec 1, 1997Hi, Nicola
"Nicola Fohrer" <Nicola.Fohrer@...-giessen.de> sama said:
>Dear colleagues,Please find the attached opinion I received from some
>what kind of interpolation method would you recommend if the data base
>is too weak for variogram analysis?
( I am not sure he is in this ML. )
In my opinion, method must be chosen up to the underlying
diffusion of chemical substance,
diffusion of mosquitoes...,
distribution of minerals in soil,
all these seem to require different interpolation.
Although Kriging seems to be now 'vogue', the logic is very hard to
understand for me, and medical doctors, biologists.
A report from Department of Environment and Community Medicine(US)
"although kriging is a statistically optimal method, it is not markedly
better than simpler iterpolation algorithms, though it is
considerably more complex to use."
Also you'd better apply more than 1 method and compare their
Sorry for an inadequate answer.
International Centre for Medical Research
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