Canadian Forest Service Publications

Application of the Kalman filter model in site index equation construction. 1994. Wang, Y.; Payandeh, B. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 24(7): 1415-1418.

Year: 1994

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 21400

Language: English

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Extension of the Richards biological growth function has been applied extensively to describe height growth patterns or to develop site index equations. We introduce a linear filter model to achieve the same goals. Although derivation of the filter model involves more computation, it compares well with the Richards growth model in accuracy when applied to a black spruce (Piceamariana (Mill.) B.S.P) stem analysis data set from northern Ontario. The main advantage of the filter model, however, is that it can be used as a base-age invariant site index model.