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A sampling strategy to estimate the area and perimeter of irregularly shaped planar regionsAuthor(s): Timothy G. Gregoire; Harry T. Valentine
Source: Forest Science. 41(3): 470-476.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThe length of a randomly oriented ray emanating from an interior point of a planar region can be used to unbiasedly estimate the region's area and perimeter. Estimators and corresponding variance estimators under various selection strategies are presented.
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CitationGregoire, Timothy G.; Valentine, Harry T. 1995. A sampling strategy to estimate the area and perimeter of irregularly shaped planar regions. Forest Science. 41(3): 470-476.
KeywordsRandom radius, unbiased estimation
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