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Title: Estimating Uncertainty in Annual Forest Inventory Estimates

Author: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Lessard, Veronica C.

Date: 1999

Source: In: American Statistical Association; 1999 proceedings of the section on statistics and the environment; 1999 August 8-12; Baltimore, MD. Alexandria, VA: American Statisitcal Association: 19-24

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: The precision of annual forest inventory estimates may be negatively affected by uncertainty from a variety of sources including: (1) sampling error; (2) procedures for updating plots not measured in the current year; and (3) measurement errors. The impact of these sources of uncertainty on final inventory estimates is investigated using Monte Carlo simulation techniques.

Keywords: Monte Carlo simulation, Forest inventory, Growth model, Moving average

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McRoberts, Ronald E.; Lessard, Veronica C. 1999. Estimating Uncertainty in Annual Forest Inventory Estimates. In: American Statistical Association; 1999 proceedings of the section on statistics and the environment; 1999 August 8-12; Baltimore, MD. Alexandria, VA: American Statisitcal Association: 19-24

 


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