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System identification principles in studies of forest dynamics.Author(s): Rolfe A. Leary
Source: Research Paper NC-45. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionShows how it is possible to obtain governing equation parameter estimates on the basis of observed system states. The approach used represents a constructive alternative to regression techniques for models expressed as differential equations. This approach allows scientists to more completely quantify knowledge of forest development processes, to express theories in terms of one or more governing differential equations, and to determine unknown numerical constants in the governing equations.
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CitationLeary, Rolfe A. 1970. System identification principles in studies of forest dynamics. Research Paper NC-45. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordsforest dynamics, system identification
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