Taper Models for Commercial Tree Species in the Northeastern United States

@inproceedings{Westfall2010TaperMF,
  title={Taper Models for Commercial Tree Species in the Northeastern United States},
  author={James A. Westfall and Charles Thomas Scott},
  year={2010}
}
A new taper model was developed based on the switching taper model of Valentine and Gregoire; the most substantial changes were reformulation to incorporate estimated join points and modification of a switching function. Random-effects parameters were included that account for within-tree correlations and allow for customized calibration to each individual tree. The new model was applied to 19 species groups from data collected on 2,448 trees across the northeastern United States. A comparison… CONTINUE READING

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