20. Spatial Prediction or Kriging

  1. Steven K. Thompson

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch20

Sampling, Third Edition

Sampling, Third Edition

How to Cite

Thompson, S. K. (2012) Spatial Prediction or Kriging, in Sampling, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118162934.ch20

Author Information

  1. Simon Fraser University, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Walter A. Shewhart and
  2. Samuel S. Wilks

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470402313

Online ISBN: 9781118162934



  • spatial prediction, or kriging;
  • spatial covariance function;
  • predicting values


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Spatial Covariance Function

  • Linear Prediction (Kriging)

  • Variogram

  • Predicting the Value over a Region

  • Derivations and Comments

  • Computing Notes

  • Exercise