Estimating oil spill characteristics from oil heads in scattered monitoring wells

Richard Cooke, Saied Mostaghimi, John C. Parker

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Abstract

The results are presented of a comparison of four different methods of interpolating observed hydrocarbon depths in monitoring wells, as well as a comparison of different methods of selecting sampling points for interpolation. The results provide criteria for selecting one interpolation method over another, under different scenarios. The methods analyzed are: (1) inverse-distance weighting; (2) punctual kriging; (3) minimum surface curvature; and (4) Akima's quintic polynomial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-51
Number of pages19
JournalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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