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Table 2 Summary and Comparison of 2009 and 2010 Stratification Systems

From: The use of airborne laser scanning to develop a pixel-based stratification for a verified carbon offset project

  2009 2010
Total Plots 1579 810
Max Plots/Strata 394 40
Min Plots/Strata 4 15
Median Plots/Strata 45 22
Average Plots/Strata 75 23
Total Stands (Pixels) 278 240,410
Sampled Stands (Pixels) 170 810
Max Stand (Pixel) Area (ha) 1,023 0.04
Min Stand (Pixel) Area (ha) 0.8 0.04
Median Stand (Pixel) Area (ha) 14 0.04
Mean Stand (Pixel) Area (ha) 33 0.04
Forested Strata # 21 35
Max Strata (ha) 1,704 1,816
Min Strata (ha) 7.3 3.9
Median Strata (ha) 230 76
Average Strata (ha) 444 255
  1. The 2010 "stands" are called stands as that is their closest analogue when thinking about a traditional stand-based stratified forest inventory. However, these "stands" do not correspond to management units and are therefore better thought of as pixels.
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