Log-normal interpolation in grain size analysis



A computer program is described for the display of grain size distributions by log-probability plots. These plots are useful to recognize and interpret log-normal subpopulations. Because log-probability plots of the cumulative curves often show two or more straight line segments we suggest a method of ‘log-normal’interpolation for use in computing statistical parameters. The method combines advantages of graphical methods with those of mathematical moments. Finally, the frequency curve is derived by approximating the log-probability plot of the cumulative curve with spline functions.