Soil Sampling and Methods of Analysis (2nd Edition)

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There are comprehensive discussions of geostatistics in Webster and Oliver (1990), Mulla and McBratney (2000), and Yates and Warrick (2002). Geostatistics assume that the value of a soil property at any given location is a function of the value of that same property at locations nearby (spatial dependence). The distance and direction between locations determine the degree of spatial dependence between values of a soil property at those locations. The use of geostatistics thus requires that not only the value of a soil property be known, but the location as well.

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Values from composite samples were all within one standard deviation of the mean, except for total P and Cu concentrations in LF material. Moreover, they investigated the relationships between the weighted means and the composite sample values across the six study plots and found that they were quite strong for most variables, suggesting that bulking samples can provide good estimates of the real population mean (r > 0:90, except for Ca and Al concentrations in LF, and Mn and C in LF and H horizons).

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