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Notes: Diameter Measurement in the Line Intersect Method

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The question of which diameter to measure in the line intersect method is discussed. Of three possible approaches, both end diameters, diameter at midlength, and diameter at intersection, the intersection diameter is judged superior, since it is not limited by any assumption about piece shape and it is much faster. A simple comparative field test is described. Forest Sci. 22:230-232.

Keywords: Logging residues; sampling

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Computing and Applied Statistics Directorate, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Publication date: June 1, 1976

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

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