The variogram sill and the sample variance

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The relationship between the sill of the variogram and the sample variance is explored. The common practice of using the sample variance as an estimate of the variogram sill is questioned, and a conceptual framework for determining the appropriateness of this heuristic is constructed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-678
Number of pages6
JournalMathematical Geology
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1 1991


  • sample variance
  • sill
  • variogram


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