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Notes: Solving for Weibull Diameter Distribution Parameters to Obtain Specified Mean Diameters

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The problem of specifying Weibull distribution parameters for generating a diameter distribution with a desired quadratic mean is addressed. This quadratic mean is expressed as a function of a, b, and c, the location, scale, and shape parameters of the distribution, respectively. This relationship may be used to obtain either a, b, or c, given a desired quadratic mean diameter and values for the remaining two parameters. The problem of obtaining c values necessitates an iterative approach and methodology is developed for solutions on a desk calculator and a computer. The methodology facilitates the use of this convenient distribution in forest growth simulation studies. Forest Sci. 21:290-292.
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Keywords: Simulation; stand tables

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Forest Biometrician, Weyerhaeuser Company, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Publication date: 01 September 1975

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