Geoenvironmental application of statistical techniques used in marine mineral exploration. R.M. Owen, S.C. Paulsen and J.E. Noakes. Marine Georesources Geotechnol., 1998, 16(1), 23--40.
Recent research efforts have involved the development of computer programs and quantitative techniques designed specifically to facilitate the reduction and interpretation of large geochemical data sets acquired during marine mineral exploration surveys. The study reported examines the applicability of these same techniques in developing meaningful interpretations of geoenvironmental data. The results are presented and discussed together with tabulated data. 45 refs.