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    Author(s): Brock Stewart; Chris J. Cieszewski; Michal Zasada
    Date: 2005
    Source: In: Proceedings of the fifth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2003 November 18-20; New Orleans, LA. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-69. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 222p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Washington Office
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    This paper presents a sensitivity analysis of the impact of various definitions and inclusions of different variables in the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) inventory on data compilation results. FIA manuals have been changing recently to make the inventory consistent between all the States. Our analysis demonstrates the importance (or insignificance) of different variations of the compilation procedures on the statistical summaries regarding volume and area distributions.

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    Stewart, Brock; Cieszewski, Chris J.; Zasada, Michal. 2005. Impact of Definitions of FIA Variables and Compilation Procedures on Inventory Compilation Results in Georgia. In: Proceedings of the fifth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2003 November 18-20; New Orleans, LA. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-69. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 222p.

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