COMPUTER CORRELATION OF EXPLORATION DATA FOR THE PENNINE OREFIELDS
The development of computer techniques to correlate a large number of disparate data sets was the object of a research study which used data related to the Penning Orefields. The 54 data sets include stream sediment geochemical data, geology, gravity and aeromagnetic data, hydrogeochemical fluorine analyses, fracture data and known mineral occurrences. All data were digitized and recorded on a common geographic base, correlation techniques included both statistical methods and image processing. Image processing techniques was particularly valuable in presenting data for visual correlation. Raw data and results of statistical analyses could be displayed and combined. Statistical methods including principal component analysis, correlation matrices and discriminant function analysis provided methods for compression of data and prediction of areas of mineralization.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10334 EN (1986), FS, PP. 115-150, BFR 600, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
Record Number: 1989124066200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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