The use of the Levy-stable distribution for geophysical data analysis

Che Yi Yang, Kuo-Chin Hsu, Kuan Chih Chen

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Abstract

The suitability of the Levy-stable distribution for geophysical data from a sedimentary environment has been investigated. Four types of geophysical well logging measurements from the Choshuichi alluvial fan in central Taiwan were analyzed - long-normal electrical resistivity, short-normal electrical resistivity, natural gamma-ray logging, and spontaneous potential. The results demonstrate that the Levy-stable distribution describes the geophysical data better than a Gaussian distribution. Because the Levy-stable distribution is flexible in fitting data from strongly heterogeneous fields and the traditional Gaussian distribution is only its special case, the Levy-stable distribution should be considered when analyzing geophysical data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1265-1273
Number of pages9
JournalHydrogeology Journal
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 2

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electrical resistivity
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  • Water Science and Technology

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Yang, Che Yi ; Hsu, Kuo-Chin ; Chen, Kuan Chih. / The use of the Levy-stable distribution for geophysical data analysis. In: Hydrogeology Journal. 2009 ; Vol. 17, No. 5. pp. 1265-1273.
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In: Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 17, No. 5, 02.07.2009, p. 1265-1273.

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