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Hydro_Gen: a new random field generator for correlated properties

Rubin, Yoram; Bellin, Alberto

UCB/GT-94-04, University of California, Berkeley, Geotechnical Engineering, 1994-04, PDF (3 MB)

This paper describes a new method for generation of spatially-correlated random fields. The method is based on two observations: (i) spatially distributed attributes usually display a finite integral scale, and (ii) the screening effect of measurement leads to the sufficiency of a small search neighborhood when it comes to projecting measurements and data in space. HYDRO-GEN is the algorithm developed based on these principles.

Available online: http://nisee.berkeley.edu/documents/elib/www/documents/GEOTECH/UCB-GT-94-04.pdf