Articles:

We published a regular Silicon Dale column in the Earth Science Computer Applications (ESCA) newsletter, until its closure in July 2003. Further articles will be available on this website and from time to time in other publications.

Full publication list

Articles published in ESCA and elsewhere are reproduced here (most recent at the top):-

  1. 2008: A Poly-Gaussian Regression Model to Locate and Quantify Multiple Anomalies in 3D Geochemical Exploration Data Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 2009, Vol 118, No 2, p.77-84, by A.I. Burago, V.A. Burago, N.G. Vlasov, and S. Henley
  2. 2006: The problem of missing data in geoscience databases (PDF) - as published in Computers & Geosciences (PDF format)
  3. 2005: The Man Who Wasn't There - as published in Computers & Geosciences (PDF format): paper on dealing with incomplete and missing data in relational databases
  4. More information on database management theory on www.g-exec.com and www.vmine.com
  5. ESCA Jul 2003 - Core Loss
  6. ESCA May 2003 - Mumbo Jumbo (of the Mumbo Jumbo kind) - and just look at Anomalies and Alternative Science resources - directory of Anomalies and Alternative Science related websites - to see what sort of nonsense we are up against.
  7. ESCA Apr 2003 - Open Source - The Business Model ?
  8. ESCA Mar 2003 - Mumbo Jumbo
  9. ESCA Feb 2003 - Spatial and temporal databases
  10. ESCA Jan 2003 - Maybe - Just Maybe: the problem of partially missing data
  11. ESCA Dec 2002 - The Man Who Wasn't There
  12. ESCA Nov 2002 - Parkinson's Law
  13. ESCA Oct 2002 - Where's the Killer Application ?
  14. ESCA Sep 2002 - 'Real' Geology and Computer Models
  15. ESCA Aug 2002 - Professional Accreditation for Resource/Reserve Modelling
  16. ESCA Jul 2002 - Geological Reasoning
  17. ESCA Jun 2002 - The Relational Database and Geological Inference
  18. ESCA May 2002 - Copyleft: The Great Giveaway
  19. ESCA Apr 2002 - XML and Databases
  20. ESCA Mar 2002 - Storage Media
  21. ESCA Feb 2002 - Bias is good !
  22. ESCA Jan 2002 - The true nugget effect ?
  23. ESCA Dec 2001 - Programming languages
  24. ESCA Nov 2001 - Measurement scales and geostatistics
  25. ESCA Oct 2001 - Distributions
  26. ESCA Sep 2001 - What's wrong with Indicator Kriging ?
  27. ESCA Aug 2001 - The importance of being stationary ?
  28. ESCA Jul 2001 - Random thoughts
  29. ESCA Jun 2001 - Some thoughts on discontinuities
  30. ESCA May 2001 - Procrustes and the Golden Fleece
  31. ESCA Apr 2001 - Database Management Systems and Data Models
  32. ESCA Mar 2001 - Geostatistics - cracks in the foundations ?
  33. ESCA Feb 2001 - Geo-Data Transfer Standards
  34. ESCA Jan 2001 - Models, Models,... (2) dynamic
  35. ESCA Dec 2000 - Models, Models,... (1) static
  36. ESCA Nov 2000 - IP protection - copyright, patents, trademarks, company names, and dot.coms
  37. ESCA Oct 2000 - Drillhole De-Surveying
  38. ESCA Sep 2000 - The Missing Data Problem
  39. ESCA Aug 2000 - The Russian system of resource/reserves classification
  40. ESCA Jul 2000 - G-Exec and the G-Experience
  41. ESCA Jun 2000 - Resources, Reserves, and Reality
  42. ESCA May 2000 - Whither Mining Software
  43. ESCA Apr 2000 - Hello World

Book:

  • Nonparametric Geostatistics. Applied Science Publishers, 1981. Available direct from Springer. Also from Google.