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Statistical strategies for global monitoring of tropical forests

Informally Refereed
Authors: Raymond L. Ph.D..Czaplewski
Year: 1991
Type: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
Source: Invited paper presented at the Joint Workshop of International Space Year and FAO World Tropical Forest Resource Assessment 1990; San Juan, Puerto Rico; April 8-12. Rome, Italy: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 12 p.

Abstract

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is conducting a global assessment of tropical forest resources, which will be accomplished by mid-1992. This assessment requires, in part, estimates of the total area of tropical forest cover in 1990, and the rate of change in forest cover between 1980 and 1990. This paper describes: (1) the strategic process used to select the statistical and remote sensing methods that accomplish this objective, (2) general details and expected precision of the selected method, and (3) recommendations for monitoring and assessment actions after 1992.

Keywords

global monitoring, tropical forests, statistical and remote sensing, monitoring and assessment

Citation

Czaplewski, Raymond L. 1991. Statistical strategies for global monitoring of tropical forests. Invited paper presented at the Joint Workshop of International Space Year and FAO World Tropical Forest Resource Assessment 1990; San Juan, Puerto Rico; April 8-12. Rome, Italy: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 12 p.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/treesearch/34989