Glossary

Anchors:

Statistical devices that allow definition of a probability distribution of the inversion target variable field at a point, which can be conditioned upon using the likelihood data.  See Rubin et al.  [2010] page 3, section 2.2 for more explanation.

Inversion target variable:

The variable that the inversion is applied to; the variable that is the input of the forward model. 

Realizations:

Equiprobable realizations of the inversion target variable field generated using one sample from the joint prior distribution and the structural model.  See Over et al. [2013] paragraph 14 and Figure 1 on page 4.

Samples:

Samples from the joint prior distribution of anchors and structural parameters.  These can be drawn in a variety of manners.  See Over et al. [2013] paragraph 14 and Figure 1 on page 4.

Structural Model:

The geostatistical or statistical model that describes the randomness of the inversion target variable field.  See Rubin et al. [2010] page 2, section 2, paragraph 11 and references therein for more explanation.

Structural Parameters:

The parameters of the structural model.  See Rubin [2003] section 2.2 and 2.2.1, pages 18-24 and references therein for more explanation.

Type-A Data:

Measurements of the inversion target variable field or measurements that are related to the inversion target variable field on the support of the measurement device.  See Rubin et al. [2010], page 3, section 2.1, paragraph 14 and references therein for more explanation.

Type-B Data:

All measurements that cannot be classified as Type-A, but can be related to the inversion target variable field on a support greater than that of the measurement device.  See Rubin et al. [2010], page 3, section 2.1, paragraph 15.

 

Important terms from Rubin Y. (2003), Applied Stochastic Hydrology, Oxford University Press, New York, New York.


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