Geostatistics approach with indicator kriging for assesssing groundwater vulnerability to Nitrate contamination

Rohazainai Muhammad Jamil, and Mohamad Nor Said, and Mohd Nadzri Md Reba, (2011) Geostatistics approach with indicator kriging for assesssing groundwater vulnerability to Nitrate contamination. In: 7th Esri Asia Pasific User Conference & 21st Korean GIS Conference, 15-16 November 2011, Korea. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In Malaysia, the demand for water has increased tremendously and groundwater has been identified as one of the alternative to new water sources. In north eastern state of Kelantan, Malaysia, almost 70 percent of people consumes groundwater in their daily lives. However, due to uncontrolled development and human activities, grounwater is subjected to pollution and geochemical contamination. This paper is intended to access groundwater vulnerability to nitrate (NO3) contamination using geostatistical approach with indicator kriging instead of using the typical DRASTIC (Depth, Recharge, Aquifer, Soil, Topography, Influence of the vadose zone and Conductivity) model. Geostatistical approach has thye capability to predict and understand the geochemical concentration pattern as an alternative to the DRASTIC model which is unable to provide the measurable information of geochemical characteristics. The result of the modelling are produced and presented in the form of probality map using indicator kriging interpolation. The finding of the study can be used to identify the probability of geochemical concentrating exceeding the specified threshold.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Groundwater - Geostatistics - Indicator kriging - DRASTIC model
Faculty: Faculty of Earth Sciences
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2012 11:29
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2012 11:48
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/1008

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