Areal parameter estimates from multiple datasets

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Brian L.N. Kennett 


A wide range of methods exist for interpolation between spatially distributed points drawn from a single population. Yet often multiple datasets are available with differing distribution, character and reliability. A simple scheme is introduced to allow the fusion of multiple datasets. Each dataset is assigned an a priori spatial influence zone around each point and a relative weight based on its physical character. The composite result at a specific location is a weighted combination of the spatial terms for all the available data points that make a significant contribution. It is therefore also useful for sparse observations that characterise a limited spatial zone, such as heat flow. The combination of multiple data sets is illustrated with the construction of a unified Moho surface in part of southern Australia from results exploiting a variety of different styles of analysis.



Earth Sciences, Geophysics and Seismology, Physical Sciences and Mathematics



Published: 2019-06-08 16:03

Last Updated: 2022-02-11 02:00

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