Maximum Autocorrelation Factorial Kriging

Allan A. Nielsen, Knut Conradsen, John L. Pedersen, Agnete Steenfelt

AbstractThis paper describes maximum autocorrelation factor (MAF) analysis, maximum autocorrelation factorial kriging, and its application to irregularly sampled stream sediment geochemical data from South Greenland. Kriged MAF images are compared with kriged images of varimax rotated factors from an ordinary non-spatial factor analysis, and they are interpreted in a geological context. It is demonstrated that MAF analysis contrary to ordinary non-spatial factor analysis gives an objective discrimination of largescale as well as small-scale geological features which are related to crustal structure and the occurrence of specific rock types.
TypeConference paper [With referee]
ConferenceProceedings of the 6th International Geostatistics Congress, Geostats 2000
EditorsW.J. Kleingeld and D.G. Krige
Year2000    Month April    pp. 538-547
AddressRichard Petersens Plads, Building 321
SeriesTechnical University of Denmark
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IMM Group(s)Image Analysis & Computer Graphics