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Alternative sampling designs and estimators for annual surveysAuthor(s): Paul C. Van Deusen
Source: In: Hansen, Mark; Burk, Tom, eds. Integrated tools for natural resources inventories in the 21st century. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-212. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 192-196.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionAnnual forest inventory systems in the United States have generally converged on sampling designs that: (1) measure equal proportions of the total number of plots each year; and (2) call for the plots to be systematically dispersed. However, there will inevitably be a need to deviate from the basic design to respond to special requests, natural disasters, and budgetary fluctuations. Some simple methods for maintaining a flexible panel design and implementing a moving average estimator are discussed.
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CitationVan Deusen, Paul C. 2000. Alternative sampling designs and estimators for annual surveys. In: Hansen, Mark; Burk, Tom, eds. Integrated tools for natural resources inventories in the 21st century. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-212. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 192-196.
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