Notes: A Generalized Approach to the Use of Matrix Growth Models
Authors: Harrison, Terry P.; Michie, Bruce R.
Source: Forest Science, Volume 31, Number 4, 1 December 1985 , pp. 850-856(7)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Matrix models provide one of many alternatives to growth and yield modeling. An attractive aspect of the matrix approach is the ease with which a model may be developed once the appropriate data are collected. However, a serious drawback is the inflexibility of matrix models for making growth projections over intervals that are not integer multiples of the remeasurement period. We present a matrix factorization approach that overcomes this restriction. The key element is the solution of a nonlinear program designed to find an approximation of the original growth matrix. Forest Sci. 31:850-856.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Publication date: 1985-12-01
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