Uncertainty Assessment for Management of Soil Contaminants with Sparse Data

Uncertainty Assessment for Management of Soil Contaminants with Sparse Data
  author={U. Schnabel and O. Tietje and R. Scholz},
  journal={Environmental Management},
  • U. Schnabel, O. Tietje, R. Scholz
  • Published 2004
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental Management
  • In order for soil resources to be sustainably managed, it is necessary to have reliable, valid data on the spatial distribution of their environmental impact. However, in practice, one often has to cope with spatial interpolation achieved from few data that show a skewed distribution and uncertain information about soil contamination. We present a case study with 76 soil samples taken from a site of 15 square km in order to assess the usability of information gleaned from sparse data. The soil… CONTINUE READING
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