Trouble with masking during Kriging interpolation

Discussion created by lundber on Jan 30, 2011
Latest reply on May 13, 2011 by lrojas

Using ArcGIS 10 and having trouble with kriging interpolation extent forming to the boundaries of my assigned mask.  I assigned the mask through kriging, environments, raster analysis, mask.  I have tried setting the processing extent, also in the environments tab, to a larger size but cannot use a mask and processing extent at same time. There is an error message of missing output prediction raster even when one is specified. Attached is an image of the mask (shown in red) and kriging interpolation top layer displayed in black and white. As you can see the interpolation does not reach the masks extent. I know there is a process of clipping after setting a larger extent however I would really like to streamline the process and do it all in one.  Couple of days ago and earlier in the day it mapped the full extent. I went on break came back and all of the sudden it doesn't like to fully fill the entire mask with the interpolation.

Any help would be very appreciated. Thank you.