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An evaluation of the STEMS tree growth projection system.Author(s): Margaret R. Holdaway; Gary J. Brand
Source: Research Paper NC-234. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 20 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionSTEMS (Stand and Tree Evaluation and Modeling System) is a tree growth projection system. This paper (1) compares the performance of the current version of STEMS developed for the Lake States with that of the original model and (2) reports the results of an analysis of the current model over a wide range of conditions and identifies its main strengths and weaknesses.
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CitationHoldaway, Margaret R.; Brand, Gary J. 1983. An evaluation of the STEMS tree growth projection system. Research Paper NC-234. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 20 p.
Keywordsvalidation, testing, growth model, Lake States species, verification
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