kriging, verbal noun

Origin:
Coined in 1960 by the French geologist Georges Matheron and named for D.G. Krige of Johannesburg, developer of the procedure.
Geology
A geostatistical technique of evaluating the economic potential of an area within an ore deposit. Also attributive.
Note:
‘Kriging’ is the international name for this procedure.
1979 World Mining June 105This volume is by Dr. D. G. Krige developer of the lognormal kriging technique.
1987 S. Afr. Panorama Oct. 14Internationally, the term ‘kriging’ is associated with Professor Krige’s pioneering work in the field of geostatistics — the application of mathematical statistics in the earth sciences. ‘Kriging’, derived from his surname, refers to statistical methods for ore valuation developed by Professor Krige in the sixties. Today ‘kriging’ is part of the international mining vocabulary.
A geostatistical technique of evaluating the economic potential of an area within an ore deposit. Also attributive.
Derivatives:
Hence krig transitive verb, to obtain (data) by the application of this technique.
1979 I. Clark Practical Geostatistics 114Block averages kriged from the set of regular samples
1979 I. Clark Practical Geostatistics 115Contour map kriged from random samples.

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