Slope Correction in Horizontal Point Sampling
Author: Beers, Thomas W.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 67, Number 3, 1 March 1969 , pp. 188-192(5)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Ignoring the correction for sloping terrain in horizontal point sampling leads to biased estimates of forest parameters. Slope, if present, must be corrected for in all careful timber inventories. The two general types of slope correction, the constant and the variable gauge angle techniques, are discussed and certain aspects are explored in depth.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forestry, Dept. of Forestry and Conservation, Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.
Publication date: March 1, 1969
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