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Evaluating Scaling Systems

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A proposed method of analyzing scaling systems consists of two parts. Part I applies only to sound logs and compares the precision of scaling systems using the relationship between lumber recovery and scaled volume. Part II uses only defective logs to compare the abilities of scaling systems to adjust volume for defect.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Mathematical Statistician, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Portland, Oregon

Publication date: November 1, 1981

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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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