Slope Correction in Horizontal Point Sampling

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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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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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