AI-GEOSTATS: Sampling methodolgy
First, thanks to all who responded to my question of CV values and kriging. The insights were very helpful and have caused me to revise my procedure.
I am about to set a sampling schedule for my experiment. At first I thought a uniform random sampling structure could be simulated (i.e. random lat/long coordinates) then applied to a field. How then can I ensure that there will be enough samples (at consecutive lags) to produce an accurate variogram? Is there a spatial uniform random pattern that I can use to develop my sampling schedule?
Secondly, has anyone seen a reference as to the appropriate number of samples to take? Is there a reference, book, manual, or something that delineates good sampling methods for geostatistical research?
Thanks very much..
Oklahoma State University
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