YORAM RUBIN. 2003. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. Hardcover, 368 pp. $94.50. ISBN 0-1951-3804-X.

Stochastic methods were introduced to subsurface hydrology during the 1970s to address uncertainty in predictions caused by spatial variability of hydrologic properties. Since then, research using stochastic methods has blossomed. Consequently, our understanding of the complexity of subsurface processes and properties has significantly advanced. We now are aware of the limitations of our traditional deterministic conceptualization and methodologies. We also recognize the great uncertainties in our ability to monitor, characterize, and predict these subsurface processes and properties. More importantly, many innovative approaches are being developed to...

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