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    Author(s): Francis A. Roesch; James R. Steinman; Michael T. Thompson
    Date: 2002
    Source: In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; Moser, John W., eds. Proceedings of the Thrid Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-230. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 21-30
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Three interpretations of the simple moving average estimator, as applied to the USDA Forest Service's annual forest inventory design, are presented. A corresponding approach to composite estimation over arbitrarily defined land areas and time intervals is given for each interpretation, under the assumption that the investigator is armed with only the spatial/temporal matrix of moving average estimates. The advantages and practical limitations of each interpretation are discussed.

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    Roesch, Francis A.; Steinman, James R.; Thompson, Michael T. 2002. Annual forest inventory estimates based on the moving average. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; Moser, John W., eds. Proceedings of the Thrid Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-230. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 21-30

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