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A sampling strategy to estimate the area and perimeter of irregularly shaped planar regions

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Gregoire, Timothy G.; Valentine, Harry T.

Year Published

1995

Publication

Forest Science. 41(3): 470-476.

Abstract

The length of a randomly oriented ray emanating from an interior point of a planar region can be used to unbiasedly estimate the region's area and perimeter. Estimators and corresponding variance estimators under various selection strategies are presented.

Keywords

Random radius; unbiased estimation

Citation

Gregoire, Timothy G.; Valentine, Harry T. 1995. A sampling strategy to estimate the area and perimeter of irregularly shaped planar regions. Forest Science. 41(3): 470-476.

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