(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

The application of geostatistics in grain size trend analysis : a case study of eastern Beibu Gulf

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MA F. (1) ; WANG Y. (1 2) ; LI Y. (3) ; YE C. (1) ; XU Z. (1) ; ZHANG F. (1) ;
(1) School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, CHINE
(2) Ministry of Education Key lab. for Coast and Island Development, Univ., Nanjing, CHINE
(3) Joint Key Lab. of Coastal Study (XMU & FJIO), Univ., Xiamen, CHINE


After applying geostatistical analysis to the mean size, sorting and skewness for the sediment samples collected from the eastern Beibu Gulf, the AA. compared the semivariograms of these 3 parameters by using different interpolation distance. The results indicated that the range for sorting coefficient was physically meaningful. The trend vectors calculated from grain size trend analysis model were consistent with the annual ocean circulation patterns and sediment transport rates according to previous studies. Therefore the range derived from the semivariogram of mean size can be used as the characteristic distance in the grain size trend analysis, which may remove the bias caused by the traditional way of basing on experiences or testing methods to get the characteristic distance


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2010, vol. 20, no1 [pp. 77-90]

Bibliographic references : 35 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 1 tabl.



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