Skip to Main Content
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
PDF: View PDF (277.59 KB)
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.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
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.
- Adequacy of different experimental designs for eucalyptus spacing trials in Portuguese environmental conditions
- The poor man's Geographic Information System: plot expansion factors
- Considerations in Forest Growth Estimation Between Two Measurements of Mapped Forest Inventory Plots
XML: View XML