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Mapping U.S. forest biomass using nationwide forest inventory data and moderate resolution information
Abstract A spatially explicit dataset of aboveground live forest biomass was made from ground measured inventory plots for the conterminous U.S., Alaska and Puerto Rico. The plot data are from theExpand
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Stratified estimation of forest area using satellite imagery, inventory data, and the k-Nearest Neighbors technique
For two large study areas in Minnesota, USA, stratified estimation using classified Landsat Thematic Mapper satellite imagery as the basis for stratification was used to estimate forest area.Expand
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Estimating forest attribute parameters for small areas using nearest neighbors techniques
Nearest neighbors techniques have become extremely popular, particularly for use with forest inventory data. With these techniques, a population unit prediction is calculated as a linear combinationExpand
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Estimating areal means and variances of forest attributes using the k-Nearest Neighbors technique and satellite imagery
The k-Nearest Neighbor (k-NN) technique has become extremely popular for a variety of forest inventory mapping and estimation applications. Much of this popularity may be attributed to theExpand
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Estimating and circumventing the effects of perturbing and swapping inventory plot locations
The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the USDA Forest Service reports data and information about the Nation’s forest resources. Increasingly, users request that FIA data and informationExpand
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Advances and emerging issues in national forest inventories
Abstract National forest inventories (NFIs) have a long history, although their current major features date only to the early years of the twentieth century. Recent issues such as concern over theExpand
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The enhanced forest inventory and analysis program of the USDA forest service: historical perspective and announcements of statistical documentation
The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the USDA Forest Service has initiated a transition from regional, periodic inventories to an enhanced national FIA program featuring annualExpand
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Remote sensing support for national forest inventories
National forest inventory programs are tasked to produce timely and accurate estimates for a wide range of forest resource variables for a variety of users and applications. Time, cost, and precisionExpand
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The enhanced forest inventory and analysis program
Addendum: The supplementary documents referenced in this manuscript are posted on the Web site https://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/sampling/index.phpThe Agricultural Research, Extension, and EducationExpand
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Diagnostic tools for nearest neighbors techniques when used with satellite imagery
Nearest neighbors techniques are non-parametric approaches to multivariate prediction that are useful for predicting both continuous and categorical forest attribute variables. Although someExpand
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