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HESS | Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1633–1648, 2019
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1633–1648, 2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 Mar 2019

Research article | 20 Mar 2019

Geostatistical interpolation by quantile kriging

Henning Lebrenz and András Bárdossy

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Many variables, e.g., in hydrology, geology, and social sciences, are only observed at a few distinct measurement locations, and their actual distribution in the entire space remains unknown. We introduce the new geostatistical interpolation method of quantile kriging, providing an improved estimator and associated uncertainty. It can also host variables, which would not fulfill the implicit presumptions of the traditional geostatistical interpolation methods.
Many variables, e.g., in hydrology, geology, and social sciences, are only observed at a few...