A COMPARISON- OF SOME 12-INCH AND 6-INCH FOCAL LENGTH PHOTOGRAPHS FOR PHOTO MENSURATION AND FOREST TYPING fey YAM LEE B.S.F.. Taiwan Prov. Col l . of Agr., China, 195^ A THESIS' SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF FORESTRY in the Faculty of FORESTRY We accept this thesis as conforming to the required standard THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA April, 1959 ABSTRACT Photogrammetry has become increasingly important in the practice of forestry. Recently, the trend has been toward the development of photo-mensurational techniques for direct estimation of timber resources. The purpose of the present study was to assess the possibility of applying aerial stand-volume multiple-regression equations for the application of photo-mensurational techniques,on several kinds of air photos. Field data were collected from sample plots located in the U.B.C. Research Forest at Haney as well as from the forest on the campus of the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver. Modifications in technique for the determination of tree height, crown width and crown closure were developed by the writer and are described in this study. Multiple linear-regression equations were used for the analysis of data. Application of the Electronic Computer Alwac III-E to solve a l l the multiple linear-regression equations i s described briefly. Ease of typing was evaluated subjectively. The present study has indicated: (1) Using a spherical denslometer, a ground estimate of crown closure i n per cent resulted in an over-estimate, as compared with the photo-estimate. v i i i (2) Tree count could not be used effectively as an independ ent variable in the construction of the photo-volume equation. (3) Best results were secured when photographs: were taken with a 12-inch focal length and a flying height of 15,600 feet above sea level. (h) For the construction of photo-volume tables, height, crown width and crown closure should be used as independent variables, especially when more than one interpreter i s involved, (5) Wo significant differences were found among photographic papers or finishes used for the determination of photo volume. (6) Photography with a Representative Fraction (RF) of 1:15,8^0 should be satisfactory for forest typing. (7) The greatest variation was among photo-interpreters. (8) Photo-interpretation could be improved by the standard ization of photo-interpretation procedures. In presenting this thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for an advanced degree at the University of British Columbia, I agree that the Library shall make i t freely available for reference and study. I further agree that permission for extensive copying of this thesis for scholarly purposes may be granted by the Head of my Department or by his representatives. It is understood that copying or publication of this thesis for financial gain shall not be allowed without my written permission.. Department of FORESTRY The University of British Columbia., Vancouver $, Canada. Date APRIL 15, 1959 i i TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE INTRODUCTION . . 1 REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE .- . 5 Influence of Scale and Focal Length 6 Measurement of Tree Height 8 Measurement of Crown Width ih Measurement of Stand Density 16 Correlations Between Volume and Photo-measurable Variables 18 Forest Typing 27 COLLECTION OF DATA . 32 Collection of f i e l d data. 32 Location of sample plots on photographs 36 Measurement of Photo Data 36 1. Methods .for each kind of photo measurement. 36 2. Operators h2 3. Photographs used ^3 h. Photographic paper or finishes M+ Compilation of data collected in the f i e l d . . . . Mf ANALYSIS OF DATA ^ Method ^5 1. Multiple linear regression ^5 2. Use of the Electronic Computer Alwac III-E. i i i PAGE U.B.C. Research Forest Data 50 U.B.C. Campus data 58 Analysis of variance on four kinds of photographic: paper or finishes . . 58 Analysis; of forest typing 6 l Form of the best equation 62 OBSERVATIONS 6h Influence of operator 6h Influence of l o c a l i t y or region 66 Influence of equipment 68 Influence of technique 69 Influence of variables 70 Ground data 71 Photo datai 71 Influence of scale and photographic papers or finishes 72 Regressions based on ground data vs. regressions based on photo data* 77 CONCLUSIONS 79 BIBLIOGRAPHY 82 APPENDICES A - Scientific Names of Species B - Summaries of Data. i v LIST OF TABLES TABLE PAGE 1. Summary of ground data for 15 0.2-aere plots after thinning 31* 2. Specifications of aerial photographs used . . . . *t3; 3. Sum of squares removed by regression and multiple correlation coefficients for ground data after thinning 51 h. Sum of squares removed by regression and multiple correlation coefficients for photographs of Set No. 2 52 5. Sum of squares removed by regression and multiple correlation coefficients for photographs of Set No. 3 53 6. Sum of squares removed by regression and multiple correlation coefficients for photographs of Set No. -^ 9+ 7. Sum of squares removed by regression and multiple correlation coefficients for photographs of Set No. 1 (before thinning) . . . . . . . . 55 8. Simple correlation coefficients for photographs of Set No. 2, 3, and h based on total number of trees on plot and on treess 12.6 inches in d.b.h. and larger 55 9. Sum of squares removed by regression and multiple correlation coefficients for Set No. 5 (Campus photographs, focal length = 6 inches, flying height = 8,200 feet) 59 10. Analysis of variance of photo volume 60 11. Results from regressions of correlations between volume and photo-measurements of tree height, crown width, and crown closure . 65 12. Correlation coefficients for various interpreters using photographs from Set No. 2 . . . . . . . . 67 13. Results of regressions from photographs of Set No. 2, 3, and h 73 V TABLE PAGE 1*+. Transformation from r to z values for analysis of their variance 7*+ 15. Analysis of variance for Table lh . 75 16. Difference of means to be compared with Just Significant Differences- 76 17. A comparison of regressions based on ground data and photo data 78 LIST OF FIGURES v i FIGURE PAGE 1. The measurement of tree height 39 2. The measurement of crown width 0^ 3. The estimate of crown closure . . . . hi ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS i x The writer wishes to express his thanks to: Mr. P. Bloedel, for his interest and financial aid, in 1958-59. Photographic Survey Corp. Ltd., for aerial photographs and photography. Dr. J.H.G. Smith and Dr. J.W. Ker of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia for their supervision and guidance. Dr. C. Froese of the Department of Mathematics for her kind guidance in the use of the Electronic Computer Alwac III-E for this study. Mr. J. Walters of the U.B.C. Research Forest, Haney, for helping i n the collection of f i e l d data. Mr. J. Dobie, a senior forestry student at the University of British Columbia, for his cooperation. Mr. R.B. Pope and Mr. G. Choate of the Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Portland, Oregon, for their cooperation. Mr. W.V. Hancock of the Vancouver Forest Products Laboratory for his assistance with the manuscript. The Faculty of Forestry of the University of British Columbia for an assistantship and the use of f a c i l i t i e s at the U.B.C. Research Forest. The U.B.C. Computing Centre Staff for assistance and use of the Electronic Computer Alwac III-E. A COMPARISON OF SOME 12-INCH AND 6-INCH FOCAL LENGTH PHOTOGRAPHS FOR PHOTO MENSURATION AND FOREST TYPING INTRODUCTION Aerial photographs give the forester a bird's-eye view of the timberland i n which he i s interested. More and more foresters have come to appreciate the application of aerial photographs to a number of problems i n forestry practice, the greatest advantages being the saving of time and money. In past years, successful efforts; have been made to use aerial photographs In connection with mapping and cruising. However, aerial photographs have been applied mainly as an aid rather than as an essential tool. In the present day, i t has become possible to secure aerial photographs of excellent quality, and to obtain greatly improved instruments and modern machines for the interpretation of aerial photographs. These make possible the use of photo-mensurational techniques for direct estimation of timber volume, for the construction of photo-volume tables, and for the reliable classification of forest types. In this study, pertinent literature on photo interpret ation i s reviewed. 2 Field data were collected mainly from sample plots located in the F.B.C. Research Forest at Haney, Some f i e l d data, were collected also from the forest on the campus of the University of Bri t i s h Columbia in Vancouver for comparison with those of the Research Forest. In addition to the usual method for determination of tree height, crown width, and crown closure, modifications in technique were developed by the writer and are described i n this study. Further tests of the accuracy of these new techniques w i l l be carried out i n a separate study. Operators involved i n the current study are described because their backgrounds influenced their photo interpretation. Five sets of photographs with representative fractions (RF) ranging from 1$15,600 to 1:31,200 were used. These photo graphs, were taken by Photographic Survey Corp. Ltd., Vancouver. Another two sets of photographs, with RF of lt lf,722 and 1:9,360, were used i n addition for the study of forest typing. These large-scale photographs were taken in July, 195^» by Aero Surveys Ltd. of Vancouver. Four kinds of photographic paper or finishes, i.e., positive transparency, Gevaert paper, and semi-matte and glossy finishes, were used to determine i f significant differences, i n the estimation of photoneasurements existed among them. 3; Multiple linear-regression equations were used for the analysis of data, and were derived for each set of photo measurements and ground volume. Then the sum of squares re moved in the multiple linear regression by each of the photo measurements, as well as multiple correlation coefficients, were calculated as a basis for comparison. Use of the Electronic Computer Alwac III-E to solve a l l the multiple linear regression equations i s described briefly, as well as the input and output procedures. A number of tables are included showing the results, of the analysis of data for the U.B.C. Research Forest and the Campus Forest, respectively. Ease of typing was evaluated subjectively. Summaries of data: are given i n the Appendix. The specific objectives of the present study were: (1) To determine which was the best combination for photo- mensurational work among 12-inch focal length photographs taken at a flying height of 15»600 feet above sea level and 6-inch focal-length photographs with flying heights of 15>600 and 8,M)0 feet above sea level. (2) To determine which was most suitable for forest typing among 20-inch, 12-inch, and 6-inch focal-length photographs with flying heights ranging from 7j8?0 to 15»900 feet above sea level. 3. To determine the best variables to be used as independent variables for the construction of photo volume tables. h. To assess the possibility of applying the aerial stand- volume multiple-regression equation within sampling units that were very small and that were in a rather uniform stand for the effective application of photo-mensurational techniques. 5 REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE The interest of foresters i n the application of aerial photography to forest mapping was f i r s t aroused by the success f u l use of airplane-mounted cameras during World War I. As early as 1919, Ellwood Wilson (Spurr 195**0, a forester of the Laurentide Paper Company of Quebec, pioneered the use of aerial photographs i n North American forestry. Early workers i n the development of aerial techniques i n Canada were Craig (1920), Hassel (1926), Jenkins (1927), Seely (1929) and Parsons (1930). Most of these people were concerned with the use of aircraft i n forestry and their articles are mainly of historical interest. While there was a gradual development of techniques and equipment for aerial photography following World War I, by far the greatest advances were made during World War II, when the finest possible equipment was demanded for aerial recon naissance and photo interpretation and there was no lack of funds for developmental work. The result has been a greatly increased Interest in the application of the new equipment and methods to other fi e l d s , including forestry, and a steadily i n creasing volume of literature on the subject. The extensive literature on photo interpretation as related to forest photo-measurements has, for convenience, been divided into the following sections? 1. the influence of scale and focal length 2. measurement of tree height 6 3. measurement of visible crown-width estimation of crown closure 5* correlations observed between volume and photo-measurable variables. 6. forest typing. Influence of Scale and Focal Length The scale of aerial photographs i s generally stated i n terms of the Representative Fraction and abbreviated to "RF". If a photograph is^said to have an RF of 1:15,000, i t i s reprod uced at such a scale that a given distance on the ground i s 15>000 times greater than on the photograph. Scale i s not constant within any given photograph due to variation in ground elevation. It i s controlled by the focal length of the camera and the height of the plane above the area being photographed. The greater the height of the aircraft, the smaller w i l l be the scale of the photographs. Few aerial photographs are taken at an elevation lower than 5>000 feet because the air i s too rough for accurate, steady flying. Conversely, the taking of photographs above 20,000 feet above sea level w i l l entail the use of more expensive, pressurized aircraft capable of main taining this height. The larger the scale adopted (or the smaller the RF), the greater w i l l be the number of photographs required and the higher w i l l be the material and processing costs. Photo-interpretation i s greatly influenced by photo graphic scale. Interpretation for certain purposes i s limited 7 by scale. Photographs of RF 1*31,680 have l i t t l e forestry value other than for the delineation of classes of forested and non-forested lands. Gn 1*2 ,^000 photographs, relatively broad forest classification can be satisfactorily made and crown closure can be separated into broad classes. There i s very l i t t l e difference between scales of RF 1*20,000 and 1*2 ,^000. An RF 1*20,000 i s the standard scale of the U.S. Department of Agriculture but the consensus of opinion i n the literature indicates that most foresters feel that i t i s too small for forestry purposes, an RF of Irl5,8if0 being widely accepted as a suitable scale for forestry practice. With the latter scale, f a i r l y accurate measurements can be obtained from photographs for both forest mapping and photo interpretation. It i s a standard scale i n Canada for forestry purposes. Gn scales of RF 1*10,000 and smaller, detailed characteristics of individual trees, species composition, and various photo measurements can be accurately determined, but the cost of photographs w i l l be much higher. In general, for the preparation of base maps i t is: believed (Spurr 19^8) that a scale of RF 1*31,680 i s economical and adequate for ordinary mapping. Delineation of small forest types and accurate estimates of tree heights and volume require much larger scales. Industrial foresters seem prepared to accept the scale of RF l t l ^ ^ ^ O as a compromise. Non-industrial 8 foresters frequently require larger scales for specific purposes, and at least an RF of lsl5»8M-0 for general forestry work. These have been recommended by Seely (1935) > Moir (1936), Spurr and Brown (19^6), Wilson (19^ -6) and Jensen and Colwell (19^9). However, in 19$+, Young (Wood 195*0 stated that some companies in Maine are abandoning the almost universally used photo scale of RF ltl5,81+0 for much smaller scales and are using higher powered stereoscopes i n order to save money spent on photographs. Lenses of 6-, 8 1/2- and 12-inch focal length are frequently used for various scales. The focal length of the lens not only influences the photo scale, hut also the stereo scopic image. The effect of using a short focal-length lens is to increase topographic displacement and apparent depth. Therefore, i f photographs are to be taken for forestry use, the 6-inch foeal-length lens should not be used except over relative ly level country. Measurement of Tree Height In solving photo-mensurational problems, the relative l y high correlation between average tree height as measured on aerial photographs and stand volume makes measurement of height important. The accuracy of tree-height measurement on aerial photographs depends mainly upon the scale of photography, focal length of the lens, time of photography, method of measurement, s k i l l of the observer, and character of the forest being studied. 9 Photographic scale i s equal to focal length divided by the flying height above ground. It is not always true that heights; can be estimated more accurately from a larger scale photograph since the increased stereoscopicparallax at the larger scale makes d i f f i c u l t the simultaneous stereoscopic fusion of tree top and ground. As early as 1935? Seely (1935) determined a method for measuring tree height through measurement of image or shadow on single vertical aerial photographs. Andrews; (1936) developed a simple method for measuring tree heights from aerial photographs. This method is based on measurements with a micrometer of the difference in parallax between the tip and the base of a tree from stereoscopic study of vertical aerial photographs. His average error on 1:9,000 photographs was six feet on 56 trees of average height of 88 feet. Spurr, (19^5) regarding tests at the Harvard Forest, stated that an observer can measure tree heights with the parallax wedge on photographs of a scale of IP 1:12,000 with an average error of less than three feet. Spurr (19*4-8) found that experienced interpreters can consistently measure tree heights with an error of less than five feet. Therefore he reported that the average interpreter should be able to classify trees into five-foot height classes when using 1:12,000 photographs. Garver and Moessner (l9*+9) found that using aerial photos at a scale of RF 1:20,000 and a U.S. Forest Service 10 parallax wedge, a skilled photo-interpreter can, in two cases oat pf three, measure tree heights with an error of less than - 10 feet. At the same time, Nash (19W tested 1*7200 photo graphy for use i n measuring tree heights by the shadow method, the average error of estimate being £ 2.2 feet, Moessner (1950) again indicated that i t i s possible on recent 1*20,000 photos of good quality to measure tree heights by an inexpensive parallax wedge with an average error of less than 6 feet i n comparison with Abney level readings taken i n the f i e l d . Getchell and Young (1953) found that the greatest single error in the measurement of tree height was 11 feet when using 1*15,8^0 photographs. They also indicated that a period of between 12 and 18 hours was needed for experienced photo-interpreters to be come proficient i n the use of wedge-type parallax ladders and floating-dot attachments to lens stereoscopes for measuring tree heights on aerial photographs. In the same year, Losee (1953) used both 1:1,200 and 1:7,200 photography of eastern Canadian forests to determine how much the use of large scale photographs would influence the precision of tree height measurements. The average error of height measurement on the 1:7»200 photographs was 0.6 - 2.1 feet, and for the 1:1,200, 2.1 t 0 .5 feet, both at 0.95 prob a b i l i t y , and determined by means of a parallax bar. Ker (1953)» in a paper on the estimation of tree heights from aerial photo graphs, found that, although an appreciable error appeared to 11 exist, a reasonable degree of consistency was attained in the measurement of tree heights from photographs with a scale approximately RF 1:15,8*4-0. Worley and Landis (1951*-), studying the accuracy of height measurements with parallax instruments on 1*12,000 photographs, found that systematic errors are larger for the parallax bar than for the parallax wedge, and accidental errors were found to be from 8 to 10 feet, Allison (1956) , working with various aerial photographs, adjusted a l l photo-measured heights for the mean differences between actual height and photo- measured heights, and presented a table of expected errors i n height measurement. He concluded that tree heights appear less and individual height determinations become less precise with increased flying height and/or shorter focal length and/or greater degree of enlargement, and that there i s no significant difference between various qualities of aerial photographs i n the accuracy of tree-height measurements. Pope (1957) , studying the effect of photo scale on the accuracy of forestry measurements, found that accuracy of height measurement varied considerably among interpreters, but did not di f f e r significantly with photo scale. Smith (1957) reported that with 15 trees averaging 123 feet, ranging from 93 to 206 feet in height, one operator secured an average estimate within h.7 feet of the mean after 15 hours practice with the height finder. After 25 hours practice, he was within 12 0.9 feet of the true mean height of the same trees. Another operator improved his measurements from an average error of -22.2 feet in the f i r s t run to - 6 . 5 feet in the second series; of measurements of the same trees. Collins (1957)? checking the accuracy of tree height taken from aerial photographs, found that the standard error of individual height estimates for hO trees was - 6.1 feet for dominant and codominant trees and - 5.1 feet for dominants only. He concluded that estimates of maximum height for site classification can be made with excellent r e l i a b i l i t y from aerial photographs. In order to save time in measuring tree height with a parallax wedge, Moessner and Rogers (1957) developed a table and a graph i n which parallax factor (height of object i n feet per .001 inch — usually expressed as parallax difference or dp) was determined for flying heights in feet for various base lengths. When elevations varied from -5^3 to +636 feet from mean datum, the standard error of estimate for trees of a l l heights was - 10.6 feet without adjustment for elevation. This was reduced to from 3 to h feet when adjustments were made for elevation differences. They indicated that increasing flying height or photo overlap tended to reduce the differences between graphs or tables and formula computations. They also mentioned that adjustment of the wedge was simpler and faster than the operation of the micrometer wheel used in floating-dot methods of measurement. !3 Recently, Johnson (1958b), working on the effect of photographic scale at RF's of 1*20,000, 1:15,000, 1*10,000 and 1:5,000, found that errors were not associated with photographic scale, but with the individual operators. Later i n 1958, Rogers (1958) reported for Working Group h, Commission VII, of the International Society of Photogrammetry, that the average height for dominant trees i n stands of hardwoods can be measured within 10 per cent two times out of three. Individual hardwood tree heights can be measured with a standard error of estimate of nine feet using 1*12,000 photographs. In December of 1958, Bernstein (1958) concluded that there are definite differences among photo interpreters, but magnification does not seem to be a promising way to improve height measurements. In the articles referred to above, the results were not uniform but varied from interpreter to interpreter as well as from photograph to photograph. However, the larger scales tended to give consistently better results for the determina tion of tree heights from aerial photographs. With good quality photographs and visible bases of trees, an experienced interpreter should be able to classify tree heights into 5-foot classes on photos of RF 1*10,000 and smaller, into 10-foot classes on photos of RF 1:12,000 and 1:15,8^0, and into 15-foot classes on photos of RF 1:20,000. In discussing errors i n the estimation of tree heights, i t would be better to express them as a percentage of the actual height rather than in feet alone. An error of 10 feet is only % i n the estimation of the height of a 200-foot tree, 10$ i n the measurement of a 100-foot tree. Measurement of Crown Width On large-scale aerial photographs, crown width prob ably can be estimated more accurately than i f measured on the ground, since one can see more clearly the upper portion of tree crown on the aerial photograph. The accuracy of crown- width estimation w i l l depend largely upon the scale of the photograph, the tree species and the pic t o r i a l sharpness of the print. Crown widths are commonly measured on aerial photo graphs with either a crown wedge (Wilson 19*+8) or a dot wedge (Jensen 19W. In early 19*f6, Wilson (19^6a) stated that crown widths could not be measured closer than plus or minus five feet on 1:20,000 photographs. He concluded that crown-width classes: should not be less than 10 feet using this scale of photograph. Spurr (19*4-8) found that experienced interpreters could consist ently measure crown widths with an error of less than 3 feet on 1:12,000 aerial photographs. Garver and Moessner (19^9) reported that interpreters could be expected to classify crown widths consistently in 5-foot classes on 1:20,000 photographs using the dot wedge. Miner (1951), i n his study of stem-crown-diameter 15 relations in southern pine, mentioned that crown width classes of three and five feet can be used for classification of crown widths on 1:15,8*f0 and 1:20,000 photographs, respectively. Losee (1953) indicated that crown widths were measured on 1:1,200 photos with an average error of -0.09 - 0.33 feet at 0.95 probability, and could not be satisfactorily measured on the 1:7,200 photos i n eastern Canadian forests. In 195^, i n a test of the accuracy of measurements of crown diameter for for 1:12,000 photographs, Worley and Meyer (1955) found that the standard error of estimate of individual crown-diameter measurements, made with either the shadoitf wedge or with a dot transparency, was between 3 and V feet. Dilworth (1956) applied visible crown diameter/diameter at breast height relationships by graphical and multiple correlation equation methods. He found that when visible crown diameters were used to estimate diameter at breast height, the standard-error of estimate of d.b.h. (diameter at breast height) ranged from 1.17 to 2.53 inches. The simple correlation coefficients varied from 0.900 to O.996. He further mentioned that this relationship was influenced more or less by tree species, geographical location, density of stocking, tree height, and site quality. Rogers (1958) reported that crown widths were estimated consistently with a standard error 3.5 to ^ .0 feet at scales of 1:10,000 and 1:15,000 photographs. At larger scales of RF 1:5,000 and 1:7,000, standard errors of estimate ranged from 1.8 to 1,9 feet. On a very large scale of RF 111,200, the standard error of estimate was only 0.5*4- feet. 16 In general, crown widths could be consistently c l a s s i f i e d to within 2-foot classes at scales l e s s than RF 1:12,000, 3-foot classes; at 1:15,8*4-0, and 5-foot classes at 1:20,000. Obviously, crown width measurements are more accurate i n open- grown stands, whereas i n dense stands, measurements are usually i n terms of average dominant trees. Measurement of Stand Density Crown closure i s the most commonly used estimate of stand density from a e r i a l photographs. I t i s the proportion of the forest canopy occupied by tree crowns, usually expressed to the nearest 5 per cent. The accuracy of crown-closure estimate i s dependent upon the a b i l i t y of the observer to see holes i n the crown canopy rather than upon the observation of i n d i v i d u a l tree d e t a i l . As early as 1931*-, Andrews; (193**-) suggested that i t was possible to planimeter the crown openings on a e r i a l photographs to get the percentage of crown closure, but this method i s too tedious for general a p p l i c a t i o n . Crown closure can be estimated ocularly from a e r i a l photographs studied under the stereoscope with the aid of a crown-density scale (Moessner 19*4-7) • Spurr and Brown (19*4-6) indicated that crown closures could be estimated to the nearest 10 per cent on photos ranging i n RF from 1:10,000 to 1:18,000. A year l a t e r , Moessner (19*4-7) 17 also reported that estimates of crown closure can be made consistently within 10 per cent. In 195*+, Worley and Meyer (1955) found that individual observers have a tendency to either over-estimate or under-estimate the relative crown cover of a stand using either dot counts or grid comparisons. Recently, Rogers; (1958) reported that stand volumes of hard wood forests can be estimated within 10 per cent with photos of RF 1*12,000 and 1*20,000. He mentioned that, at RF 1*1,2000, a standard error of estimate of 8.7 per cent had been obtained. Tree counts, as a measure of density, can seldom be made accurately from photographs, and counting a l l trees, on a; single plot is tedious. This measure of density is seldom used, although individual tree counts may be much more reliable where large-scale photographs ranging from RF 1*1,000 to 1*5,000 are available. Rogers (1958) reported that total tree counts have not been very successful. Even on a scale of RF 1*1,200, one can seldom count over 50 per cent of the total number of trees, while at scales of RF 1*15,000 and 1*20,000, only 30 per cent of the total number of trees can be counted. In the literature reviewed, l i t t l e has been said about the actual techniques of measuring tree heights and crown widths, and estimating crown closure. These will be discussed later. 18 Correlations Between Volume and Photo-measurable Variables Tree and stand volume may be directly correlated with diameter at breast height, total height, site quality as expressed by average height of dominant and codominant trees, basal area, age, and density index. Diameter at breast height has been found to be highly correlated with crown width, which i s measurable from aerial photographs. Stand volumes can be determined from aerial photographs through correlation with three variables, viz., tree height, crown width, and crown closure, i f these can be evaluated directly under the stereoscope with reasonable accuracy. Since the introduction of aerial photographs to forestry i n 1919 (Spurr 195^) , foresters have realized that volumes of tree and stand can be estimated directly from measure ments made on aerial photographs, but practical application has been slow. The f i r s t photo-volume tables in North America were constructed by Spurr in 19M-8 (Dilworth 1956) . He found that both crown width and total height showed a close correla tion with tree volume, the correlation coefficient being O.83. For an empirical stand-volume relationship for white pine, based on total height alone, the correlation coefficient was 0.937. Variations between photo-estimates and ground volume were tested. The average error on a total of ten stands was only +8.6 per cent. In the same year, Nash (19*f8b), using d.b.h. converted from crown width and total height, applied to 1* 19 Seely's formula*- Kh = E d2 where h = total height of tree K = crown width d = d.b.h. E 3 a coefficient, constructed an aerial tree-volume table for white pine stands. In 19^9, using data from 18 0,2-acre plots, Pope (1950) drew a curve of per-acre volumes over average height of dominant and codominant trees. A l l plot volumes were then adjusted to a crown closure of 85 per cent by assuming volume to be directly proportional to crown closure, A test of the stand photo-volume table showed a standard error of estimate of - 5*1 per cent for a l l plot and - 21,8 per cent for single observations. Another approach was to convert yield tables for Douglas-fir developed by McArdle, Meyer and Bruce (19l+9) for cubic volume from volume over age to volume over stand height. Then volume per acre was plotted over average stand height by crown closure classes. The standard errors of estimate were - U-,8 per cent and - 20,h per cent for the total number of plots and for single observations respectively, Dilworth (1956) con cluded from these preliminary tests by Pope that;- (a) photo- volume tables have considerable potential value for use in supplementing ground plots, (b) variables used in the photo- volume tables can be measured accurately enough for use, 20 (c) stand photo-volume tables are somewhat more satisfactory than tree photo-volume tables, (d) a photo-volume table must be prepared from data that represent trees and stands that are similar as to site, age, species and density to the trees or stands that are to be estimated. Moessner, Brunson, and Jensen (1951) constructed a set of photo-volume tables for hardwood stands in Kentucky. Volumes per acre were converted from f i e l d data taken on 0.2- and 0.1- acre concentric circular plots. Average total height of dominant stand, average crown widths of dominant trees, and crown closure in per cent were made on one- acre plots. The photo-volume tables were constructed by the alinement-chart method of Bruce and Reineke (1931)* A varia tion of from -6.0 to -10.3 per cent was found between photo and ground plot volumes. Moessner and Jensen (1951) again prepared SF similar photo-volume table from RF 1*20,000 photos for Allamakee County, Iowa, the difference in the mean per-acre volume between photo and ground estimates being -6.2 per cent and -1.8 per cent for two ^O-acre areas. Losee (1953) con structed a stand aerial-volume table based on crown width, total height and crown closure correlated with volume per acre. The error between photograph and f i e l d estimates was - 7.7 per cent and - *+.3 per cent for RF 1*1,200 and 1*7,200 photographs respectively. At the same time, Ferree (1953) prepared his photo-volume tables based only on mean visible crown width for 1*16,000 photographs of normally stocked stands. He found that the tree-count method was not satisfactory. An accuracy of 21 - 30 per cent on volume estimates of individual plots was found. Gingrich and Meyer (1955) developed a new approach for the construction of aerial photo-volume table using RF 1*12,000 photographs for upland oak stands located in Centre County, Pennsylvania* Tree counts on the photographs were found to be poorly correlated with ground counts. Stand volumes obtained from f i e l d data were correlated with various photo measurement's. They found that the partial correlation coefficient between crown width and stand volume, after eliminating the effect of both stand height and crown closure, was not significant. They tested and concluded that an equation, expressed as stand volume based on stand height and crown closure per cent, was the best solution for the construction of photo-volume tables. Multiple- correlation coefficients were found to be 0.85 and 0.87 for equations relating to cubic-foot volume i n trees 5 inches and larger and 7 inches and larger respectively, solved by means of the least-squares solution. Allison (1955) constructed a photo- volume table by a multiple linear correlation analysis of ground volume obtained from f i e l d plots and photo measurements of tree heights, crown widths, and crown closure per cent on the same plots. The equation was as follows* Volume, cubic feet = 58.06 (tree height, i h feet) - 33.^6 (crown width, i n feet) + hO.57 (crown closure, per cent)-2653« A test of a 2,600-acre area showed that total gross cubic volume was 13.1 to m-.8 million cubic feet from ground samples and 13.9 22 to million cubic feet from aerial photo samples. The standard error of the difference was - 378 cubic feet, and the difference of means was 16M- cubic feet per acre. Another test of a *+,630-acre area showed that total gross cubic volume was 2h•5 to 27.3 million cubic feet for ground estimates, and 22.9 to 21+.9 million cubic feet for aerial samples. The standard error of the difference was 37*4- cubic feet, and the difference of means was *f29 cubic feet per acre. Thus, estimates made from aerial photographs do not dif f e r significantly from the total gross cubic-foot-volume estimates obtained from ground cruises. Further, the completion of the aerial-photo cruise required only 7.5 per cent of the time and 12 per cent of the cost of the ground cruise. In a study on the estimation of the growing stock from aerial photographs, Nyyssonen (1955) con structed an aerial-volume table for Scots pine in southern Finland by the curve-fitting method. He found that the standard error of estimate of volume determination by crown closure only was approximately - 35 per cent. When mean height was taken into account, the standard error of estimate became - 29 per cent. After finding a strong correlation between diameter at breast height and crown width, and between diameter at breast height and the variables of crown width and total height, Dilworth (1956) developed a suitable equation for estimating d.b.h. (Y) from crown width (Xj) and total height (X2) as follows: 23 Y = a + biXx + b 2X 2 + b3XiX 2 where a, b^, b 2 and b3 are coefficients. Then, he constructed both local and standard photo-volume tables based on crown width and tree height by means of a graphical method. In a test of precision of the local photo-volume tables, he found an aggregate difference of -l.k per cent and a standard error of estimate of 26.7 per cent. Another similar test of the standard photo-volume tables gave aggregate differences varying between +0A1 and +0.78 per cent and standard error of estimate ranging between 6.9 and 13»5 per cent. Moessner (1957) prepared some preliminary aerial-volume tables for coniferous stands in the Rocky Mountains. These composite tables: were constructed by the alignment-chart method for solving problems i n multiple curvilinear correlation described by Bruce and Reineke (1931)* Total heights were measured on 1:20,000 photographs with a standard error of estimate of less than * 10 feet. Other measurements were of comparable precision. Tests of the tables showed that photo estimates made with 10 to 20 plots did not vary significantly from those made i n the f i e l d . Other tests, indicated that correlation between f i e l d and photo volumes usually exceeded 90 per cent, when plots were stratif i e d i n h- or 5-plot groups. Smith (1957) stated that even with considerable ex perience, some operators were unable to secure a high degree of correlation between volumes per acre and the variables measurable 24- on aerial photographs. For one group of 15 0.2-acre plots, the multiple correlation coefficient of volume with tree height, crown width, and crown closure was only 0.65. For another group of 36 plots, the multiple correlation coefficient was 0.50. Both of these multiple correlation coefficients were s t a t i s t i c a l l y significant but discouragingly small. One operator secured correlation coefficients between volume and height, crown width, and crown closure, respectively, of O.76, O.67, and 0.59. The multiple correlation coefficient was 0.95, but the photo estimates were unrealistically high. Another oper ator secured a multiple correlation coefficient of 0.79 for the same plots. Stand height proved to be the variable most closely associated with volume, but the additional contributions of average crown width and crown closure were both s t a t i s t i cally significant and important. Morris (1957) set up a new approach for photo volume table construction. By the least-squares method, he correlated ground volume as the dependent variable with stand density in per cent for each 20-year age class. Stand density i n per cent was estimated by comparing stand density on photographs with density stereograms. Age classes of a stand were determined by studying the pictorial features, such as tree heights, crown sizes, and crown shape. Using 1:15,84-0 photographs, he found that standard error of estimate in volume was 4-20 cunits ^ A cunit is a unit of volume measure containing 100 cubic feet. or 7.7 per cent on a tract of timber with 5>l+70 cunits. Allison and Breadon (1958), assuming a linear rela tionship between gross volume per acre and each of the two independent variables, tree height and stand density, pre pared aerial photo volume equations for two Interior Forest Zones i n British Columbia using I:l5>8lf0 photographs. Each equation was constructed by a least-squares solution of the following equation:: Volume, in cubic feet = a + b-^ (stand height, i n feet) + b 2 (Crown closure, per cent) where a, bj and b 2 are coefficients:. Values of the correlation coefficients obtained follow: Item Mature Immature Lodgepole Coniferous Coniferous pine and dec iduous species a l l ages Zone h -Multiple correlation 0.6k 0.1+6 coefficient 0.50 -Partial correlation 0.h6 0.6*+ o.k6 coefficient(vol. on height) -Number of double samples 165 ¥+ 37 Zone 6 -Multiple correlation 0.66 coefficient 0.28 0.51 -Partial correlation coefficient(vol. on^height) 0.18 0.33 0.39 -Number of double samples 119 23 16 26 In the application of the photo-volume table, a double sampling should be made. This involves production of a local regression of photo volume on ground volume. Allison (1958) chose an area of 25,800 acres in Cochran Creek drainage, British Columbia, for a test of double sampling. After the local photo volume/ground volume regression was calculated, i t was found the double sampling gave an estimate of volume per acre of 3,767 - 71h cubic; feet, whereas ground-estimated volume per acre was 3,603 - 1,136 cubic feet. Allison further i n dicated that, based on ground sampling, the average gross volume per acre for the mature coniferous type was 31.6 per cent in error, whereas the error of the photo-volume estimate was; only 19.0 per cent. He indicated that photo measurements of tree height contributed most to the multiple correlation with ground volume. Photo measures of crown width added practically nothing, with the result that crown width was not used. He also mentioned that he located twenty sample plots near Patricia Bay for testing interpreters. As a criterion of suitability, a minimum correlation coefficient of 0.80 was set, together with limits on the slope of line plotted to the data by least squares and a limit to the scatter about the line. He concluded that about h out of 25 interpreters were satisfactory. At the same time, Pope (1958) stated that the interpreter i s not just a mechanical link i n the process of interpretation. This process may be more of an art than a science. 27 It i s clear that experienced photo-interpreters; can do timber cruising directly from aerial photographs with a minimum of ground control at the normal standards of accuracy. It i s obvious that the greatest advantages of photo cruising are the savings in time and money, and relative independence from weather hazards. Forest typing Stand mapping is an important link i n the practice of forestry, since maps showing the status and condition of land provide essential records upon which forest management i s based. As early as 1919 (Thelen 1919)» aerial photography was being used as an aid in forest mapping. Since then i t has been adopted by a l l countries i n the world for this purpose. Forest typing is the main concern in forest mapping. This may involve the determination of location of timber, area, volume, stand size, species composition, tree height, stand density, crown class, topographic site, and accessibility. In the early application of aerial photographs to forestry, Foster (1931+) realized that, without supplementary ground work, aerial photographs can not be depended upon for forest typing. Spurr and Brown (19^6) indicated that forest species could not be positively identified unless the photo inter preter was familiar with the area, being studied and had the opportunity of checking in the f i e l d . They further stated that intensive study on the ground i s very helpful i n the inter pretation of any area, and knowledge of the ecological habits. 28 of the l o c a l species w i l l help the interpreter to d i f f e r e n t i a t e forest types. Golwell (194-8) stated that i d e n t i f i c a t i o n of i n d i v i d u a l species of vegetation on 1*10,000 photographs can only be done i n special instances. By increasing the scale of photography to somewhat greater than RF 1*10,000, species of vegetation can be i d e n t i f i e d through the use of branching c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s , t e x t u r a l differences i n f o l i a g e , shape and size of crown, and other features. He found that the use of colour photography was only p a r t i a l l y successful, since the problem of d i f f e r e n t i a t i n g between tones of green on colour transparencies: i s the same as applied to tones of grey on black-and-white photography. Jensen and Colwell (194-9) again mentioned the importance of checking on the ground when c l a s s i f i c a t i o n of a l l dominant species was made from a e r i a l photographs. In the same year, Seely (194-9) found that the use of large-scale photographs and f i e l d checks were of great assistance i n the I d e n t i f i c a t i o n of species. Hixon (1950) found that the various species could not be successfully i d e n t i f i e d on photographs with an RF of 1*20,000 taken over National Forests i n the Douglas-fir sub- region of southern Oregon. Losee (1951) indicated that, although the interpreter uses his knowledge of the species present i n the area, t h e i r phenology and s i t e preferences, as well as the tone present i n the photograph, the difference i n tone provides 29 the f i n a l separation between spruce and larch under eastern Canadian conditions. Moessner (1953:) stated that classification of stands is generally on the basis of forest types, based upon species} forest site, based upon topography and s o i l conditions; and stand size, based upon crown width and height of trees. Since forest types, as well as stand size, stand quality, height and crown width of trees, and growth rate, are correlated with forest s o i l and topography, forest typing can be done well with careful stereoscopic study of photographs and a minimum of ground control. Smith ( 1 9 5 7 ) suggested that the accuracy of species identification can be improved by the development of keys u t i l i z i n g characteristic features of the images presented by various species i n aerial photographs, knowledge of the ecological factors influencing the situations where such species are usually found, and the possible variations i n l i g h t - reflecting characteristics of individual species as determined by study of samples with a Beckman spectrophotometer. He reported that i t was not possible to determine consistent differences between stereoscopic views of Douglas f i r and western hemlock trees within these stands, but western red cedar, silver f i r , and white pine trees may be distinguished from Douglas f i r and western hemlock in most cases. 30 In a spectrophotometries analysis of foliage of some British Columbia conifers, Hindley and Smith (1957) found that wide variations i n reflectance within a species and relatively small differences among species make i t d i f f i c u l t to differentiate between species. They suggested that knowledge of typical range in size, shape, branching habit, and ecological characteristics of species or species groups would f a c i l i t a t e species identification. Rogers (1958) reported that the identification of tree species i n Indochinai has not been successful on RF IJM-OJOOO photographs. It was believed that during the flowering season, identification of tree species on aerial photographs would be possible. In Sweden, tree species were correctly identified from 77 to 9h per cent of the time on RF 1:25,000 photographs. But identification of species was impossible on photographs of RF 1:15,000 to 1:20,000 i n mixed forests in eastern United States, and only 37 percent were identified correctly at a scale of RF 1:1,200, and 25 per cent at a scale of RF l:l4-,800, when panchromatic film was used.. Rogers also mentioned that a key to photo interpretation for identification of hardwoods i s being tested in Pennsylvania and Kentucky by the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station in Berea, Kentucky. The same station was assessing photos of RF 1:15,800, 1:5,000, and 1:1000 taken on panchromatic and infra-red films for species identification, and measurements of tree height, crown width, and stand density. 31 For best results in forest typing, one should combine powers of observation, judgement, and imagination to evaluate what i s seen under the stereoscope on aerial photographs. Furthermore, one should always keep in mind that the adopted scale w i l l influence greatly the costs of obtaining any aerial photographs to cover one particular area. The cost of RF 1:15,800 photographs w i l l be four times less than that of RF 1*7,800 and four times more than that of RF 1:31,200, whereas photographs with RF 1:7,800 w i l l cost sixteen times as much as that of RF 1:31,200. 32 COLLECTION OF DATA Collection of f i e l d data A number of stand photo-volume tables has been con structed by using various methods-(Pope 1950; Moessner 1951; Moessner, Brunson, and Jensen 1951;; Losee 1953-; Ferree 1953; Gingrich and Meyer 1955; Allison 1955; Dilworth 1956; Moessner 1957; Morris 1957; Allison and Breadon 1958), and stand photo- volume tables are somewhat more satisfactory than individual tree photo-volume tables (Dilworth 1956, Smith 1957). Hence the writer decided to use the stand approach to volume determin ation for this study. Field data for this study were collected from sample plots located in the U.B.C. Research Forest at Haney, and i n the Forest on the Campus of the University of British Columbia, at Vancouver. The main portion of f i e l d data was; collected by the writer and one assistant at the U.B.C. Research Forest, where the writer worked as a research assistant during the summer of 1958. The area studied i s near the south-east corner of Loon Lake and north of Blaney Lake. It ranges i n elevation from 1,14-0 to 1,320 feet above sea level. The terrain, i n general, i s moderately steep. The stands studied range i n age from about 55 to 85 years, averaging approximately 70 years. The 0 33 average site i s about 14-0 feet at 100 years. Species; present are Douglas f i r , western hemlock, western red cedar, and silver f i r . The species composition varied widely over the area. Fifteen randomly located sample plots had been establish ed for studying the response to a commercial thinning. The actual thinning was done in 1956. These stands are adjacent to roads and are relatively open after thinning. These plots are one by two chains in size with the long side of the plot running north and south. For each plot, a l l trees were t a l l i e d by species and d.b.h. taken to the nearest 0.1 inch with a diameter tape. The heights of dominant and codominant tree were measured to the nearest foot with a 100-foot chain and a Haga height-finder. Crown widths of dominant and codominant trees were measured to the nearest foot by the plumb-bob method (Nash 194-8a). Average crown closure was determined from 18 estimates systematically located by dividing each one-by-two chain plot into 22-foot squares after allowing 11 foot margins on both sides. One estimate was taken at each corner of each of the 10 sub-plots. Crown closure per cent was estimated using a spherical densiometer (Lemmon, 1957). Total cubic- foot volume per acre for each plot was derived from U.B.C. Research Forest local tree-volume tables by classes of maximum height and d.b.h. Data for the 15 sample plots after thinning follow* Table 1 Summary of ground data for 15 0.2-acre plots after thinning Site Height in f t . of dom. Crown width in f t . Plot index D.b.h. in f t . and codom. treesi of dom & codom trees. Crown closure % No feet Range Ave. Range Ave. Range Ave. Range Ave. 1 135 5.5-21.7 13.5 110-127 119 18-29 23 75-90 . 83 2 1 56 5.7-2**.9 12.7 108-lMf 128 16-29 18 75-92 Sh 3 156 5.8-33.7 16.6: 11*4-171 138 19-3**- 2*+ 58-83 72 h 150 5.8-32.3" 13.1 88-1*4-8 120 16-30 22 75-95 8*4-5 138 5.5-22.3 12.8 9*f-137 118 18-28 22 62-90 83 •6 135 *4-.l-20.6 11.5 76-120 10*4- 12-2*4- 19 67-92 83 7 l*fO 6.O-2J+.7 12.I 82-138 117 16-29 21 67-90 81 8 1*4-6 6.3-31.5 13.9 108-170-. 13V 20-35 27 83-95 §8 9 1*4-6 5.6-*f0.7 13.7 10*f-l58 12 6 28-*+6 32 58-92 81 10 1*4-8 6.2-33.**- 1*^ .8 96-l*f9 120 2*f-*4-2 29 71-87 81 11 l*f5 5A-25.9 10.7 88-136 93 16-31 20 83-92 88 12 l*fO 5.9-20.2 13.9 90-126 10*4- 17-28 22 *f2-83 6h 13 l5*f 6.2-26.*4- 12.7 101-l*f9 120 17-25 21 77-96 86 li+ 132 5.9-20.0 10.7 86-123 100 15-25 1? 75-90 85 15 l*fO II.8-36.9 20.8 112-150 133 18-36 2*4- 57-87 76 Volume cu, f t . No. of trees No. of trees Volume Volume Volume on plot , per acre per tree cu.ft. per plot per acre 29 14-5 ^° 11^ 8 574-1 44 220 4-8 2124- 10619 22 110 89 1968 984-0 32 1 60 4-8 1 54-3. 7714-34- 170 4-3 14-51 7253 31 155 32 989 11 155 ^2 1 296 64-80 4-1 205 62 2538 12690 27 135 65 1752 8759 31 165 66 2163 10816 &+ 320 31 2008 10038 1} 65 53 684- 34-22: 37 18 5 4-3 1 608 804-1 4-5 225 28 1255 6277 15 75 14-8 2076 10382 Field data for the Campus Forest sample plots i n this study were collected by 11 students as part of the f i e l d work i n Forestry 4-64-, a senior photogrammetry course, each student working on his own ground plots. This forest i s located on the southern edge of the University Campus south of the University Farm. The stands range in average age from 4-0 to 110 years, and in site index from 100 to 160 feet at 100 years. Total cubic-foot volume on individual 0.1-acre circular plots ranges; from 200 to 2,4-20 cubic feet. Average tree height and crown width of dominant and codominant tree for each plot ranges, from 60 to 150 feet and 12 to 32 feet, respectively. Average crown closure on each plot ranges from 20 to 100 per cent with an average for a l l plots of 75 per cent. Species found i n the area are Douglas f i r , western hem lock, western red cedar, with scattered alder and cherry trees. In general, the terrain i s f a i l y f l a t . Five groups of 0.1-acre plots, 84- i n a l l , were selected at random. Plots i n one group were located systematically on the ground as well as on photo graphs, studied under the stereoscope i n the f i e l d . Two students, working as a team, took the measurements and carried out the estimations in the f i e l d . Heights of dominant and codominant trees were measured with a 100-foot chain and Abney level. Crown width of each tree was estimated by the plumb-bob method (Nash, 194-8a). The average crown closure for each plot was also estimated ocularly. Individual diameters at breast height were measured with calipers, and local tree-36 volume tables in cubic feet were used to calculate total cubic-foot volume per acre. Location of sample plots on photographs After a study of ground conditions was complete, fifteen 0.2-acre plots were marked on one of the photographs in the f i e l d at the Research Forest with the aid of a pocket stereoscope. The southwest corner of each plot was pricked. A total of 8h 0 .1-acre sample plots were located similarly i n the Campus Forest. Measurement of photo data 1. Methods for each kind of photo measurement: (aO General A l l interpreters worked with the aid of both direct and indirect lighting on a split-top light table, except inter preters C, D, and G (see below - operator). An Abrams; Height- finder, model HF2, was used for height measurement. The U.B.C. photo-interpreter 1s aid was used in the determination of crown widths and crown closures. An Abrams; C B 1 stereoscope was used throughout. In order to avoid memory bias, no more than one set of photo-measurements of 15 0.2-acre plots were made within any three days. For tree heights, the parallax of the top and the base of each tree was measured and recorded. When the ground could not be seen clearly, care was taken to make 37 the ground parallax reading on the same contour as the base of the tree. For the estimation of the average crown widths:, the four ta l l e s t trees on each plot were located under the stereoscope, the size of each tree crown measured, and the reading recorded. The conversion of these data into average tree height and crown width i n feet was carried out after measurements were made for that set of photographs. At the same time as tree heights and crown widths were measured, crown closure was recorded for each plot. Another, safeguard adopted was that photo measurements for the f i r s t set of photographs were made from Plot No. 1 to No. 15; for the second set from Plot No. 8 to No. 15^ and from Plot No. 7 to No. 1;, and f i n a l l y the third set, from Plot No. 15 to No. 1$ and so on. These procedures were applied to the Campus data as well as to data for four kinds of photographic paper. A l l measurements of tree height were made by use of the modified techniques described below. A l l estimates of crown width and crown closure were determined with these new techniques except the f i r s t 3 sets of measurements which were made before the modified technique was developed. (b) Tree height For each plot, four estimates of the average height of dominant and codominant trees were made with the Abrams, height-finder. The writer followed the training program prescribed by Johnson (1958a) before measuring the heights of 38 trees. It was found that error of tree-height measurements was reduced from - 5 feet to * 2 feet on measuring heights of 8 open grown trees ranging from 51 to 79 feet i n height. Technique of measuring tree height. Figure 1 illustrates measurement of tree height. It has been the writer's experience that, while measuring a tree, the distance between the interpreter's eyes and lenses of the stereoscope should be held at some fixed distance within the range of 0.5 to 1.0 inch. The dot of the height-finder should be in a position 1 to 2 mm. from the side of the tree crown, preferably the right-hand side i n the h- to 5- o'clock position i f local conditions permit. After the dot has been raised to the level of the top of the tree crown, the interpreter should then move his head slightly to and fro from l e f t to right. At the same time, the dot moves in the opposite direction to the interpret er's f i e l d of view. This enables the interpreter to see whether or not the dot appears to coincide with the top of the tree. The same procedure is required for the interpreter to obtain the parallax reading at the bottom of the tree. Then a good estimate of parallax difference can be obtained. The stands were sufficiently open to permit direct measurement of ground level within each plot in most cases. Salal was the most prominent shrub and did not exceed 3 feet i n height but under- story hemlock and cedar were numerous in many stands. It i s the writer's opinion that in addition to the usual method (Avery 1957, PP. 21-25), the above approach would 39 be useful i n the instruction of photo-interpreters. M A R • 5 9 Figure 1 The measurement of tree height (c) Crown width Four estimates of crown width were made on each of the tallest trees on each plot. Technique of measuring crown width. Two dot- type scales were used in an attempt to get improved results i n the estimation of crown width. A scale was put on each of the two photographs under the stereoscope for comparison with the same tree crown. When the interpreter i s sure that the tree crown would be covered entirely by the right-hand pair of dots, these are shifted onto the tree crown for a direct check on crown width. The size of the tree crown i s thus determined accurately. The two dots, one on each of the photo-ko graphs provide a third-dimension view of the dot as well as of the tree crown i t s e l f . This approach, which i s a modi fication of the usual method (Jensen l 0 ^ ) , could be helpful in the instruction of photo-interpreters. Figure 2 shows how the measurement of crown width was made. M A R • 5 9 Figure 2 The Measurement of crown width (d) Crown closure One estimate of the portion covered by tree crowns was made for each plot. Technique i n estimating crown closure. Use of two crown-closure scales gives better results in the estimation of stand density than the usual single scale. A piece of white hi paper attached to the lower surface of each scale also w i l l increase the contrast between the black and transparent portions. This provides a clear view when scales are put under the stereoscope. The same procedure as for the measurement of crown widths, i.e., use of a double scale in a stereoscopic view, is required to estimate the crown closure as a percentage. Again, this provides a third-dimension view of the scale as well as the plot i t s e l f as a comparison. Figure 3 shows the physical set-up for the measurement of crown closure. Under-story trees were Included in the estimate of crown closure. M A R • 5 9 Figure 3 The estimate of crown closure 4-2: 2. Operators Operator A, the writer of this thesis, has taken photogrammetry courses continuously since the spring of 1957, and has done some height measurement periodically throughout that time. Before taking photo measurements for this study, he reached a level of competency enabling him to measure com- sistently the heights of open-grown trees with a maximum error of less than 4- feet on photographs with an RF of approximately 1:15,000, Detailed knowledge of some of the photographs and stands concerned was obtained during a summer spent at the U.B.C. Research Forest at Haney, where these sample plots are located. Operator B took a one-term introductory course i n photogrammetry i n the spring of 1957. He has studied photo- interpretation since the f a l l of 1958 and has an excellent academic record in this f i e l d . He spent one month at the Research Forest i n the summer of 1958, and laid out some of the sample plots on the Campus Forest. Operator C took one elementary photogrammetry course and spent one month at the Research Forest. Operator D i s an inexperienced photo-interpreter who has not visited either the Research Forest or Campus Forest. ^3 Operators E and F are photo-interpreters with many years of experience, but neither has visited the areas studied. Operator G i s a composite made up of a group of 11 students, with l i t t l e experience i h photo-interpretation but with considerable familiarity with the Campus Forest. 3. Photographs used Five sets of photographs (1,2,3,^ and 5), were used for the study of photo-mensurational problems, and another two sets (6 and 7) were used for forest typing. Information on these photographs is as follows: Table 2 Specifications: of aerial photographs used Set Date of Name of Focal Flying Size of No. Photography Camera. Length, i n . Height, f t . photographs in. 1 July 1955 Ross: 12 15,900 9 x 9 2 May 1958 Ross 12 15,600 9 x 9 3 May 1958 Wild RC8 6 8, If 00 9 x 9 h May 1958 Wild RC8 6 15,600 9 x 9 5 Aug. 1957 Wild RC8 6 8,220 9 x 9 6 July 195^ Williamson 20 15,600 7 x 8 1/2 F-52 7 July 19 51* Williamson 7,870 x 8 1/2 F-52 20 7 Panchromatic film was used for a l l photography, and a l l strips were run northward. Sets 1 to 5 were taken by hh Photographic Survey Corp. Ltd.; Sets 6 and 7 were taken by Aero Surveys Ltd., both of Vancouver, Canada. *f. Photographic paper or f i n i s h e s Four kinds of photographic papers or. f i n i s h e s , v i z . , positive transparency, Gevaert paper, and semi-matte and glossy fin i s h e s were processed for sets 2, 3, and h i n order to determine i f s i g n i f i c a n t differences i n photo-measurements: existed among them. A l l photographs were processed by Photo graphic Survey Corp. Ltd. Compilation of data collected i n the f i e l d S i t e index: was estimated for each plot using average height of dominant and codominant trees i n order to f a c i l i t a t e the use of U.B.C. Research Forest and U.B.C. Campus Forest tree-volume tables. In using these tables to obtain the cubic- foot volumes, trees were sorted into 1-inch d.b.h. classes: by species. Total cubic-foot volumes for a l l species on each plot were used to f i n d t o t a l cubic^-foot volumes per acre for each plot. At the same time, numbers of trees per plot were counted and then converted into t o t a l number of trees per acre for each plot. *5 ANALYSIS OF DATA Method 1. Multiple linear regression It has been found that correlations between total cubic-foot volumes (based on ground data), and the variables, tree height, crown width, and crown closure (which are measure- able on aerial photographs) are generally s t a t i s t i c a l l y sig nificant ( ''Gingrich and Meyer 1955* Allison 1955, Dilworth 1956, and Smith 1957). These are usually determined by analysis of multiple linear regression equations involving the determination of the average value of the dependent variable i n terms of a number of independent variables. The equations measure the combined influence of a l l independent variable on the dependent variable (Snedecor 1956). The usual form of the multiple linear regression equation i s as followss V = a + ^(Ht) + b2(CW) + b3(CC) where V i s the total gross cubic-foot volume per acre (based on ground data). Ht i s the average height of 4- dominant and codominant trees; as measured with an Abrams height finder on aerial photographs. 1*6 CW i s the average crown width of h dominant and codominant trees as measured with U.B.C. Crown- width scales on aerial photographs. CC is.the crown closure, in per cent, as estimated on aerial photographs by comparison with U.B.C. Crown-closure scales. bj,b 2, and^b are regression coefficients derived from the data by the least-squares solution, and a i s the value of V when a l l independent variables are 0. The correlation coefficient i s a measure of the closeness of the relationship, or degree of association, among dependent and independent variables sampled. It i s defined as the square root of the net sum of products removed by regression divided by the net sum of squares of the dependent variable. If the correlation coefficient equals one there i s a perfect correlation. The closer the value of the correlation co efficient approaches one, for a given number of degrees of freedom, the more significant w i l l be the association i n the data sampled. Multiple linear regressions were derived for each set of photo-measurements and ground-measured volume. Then the sum of squares removed i n the multiple regression equation by each of stand height, crown width, and crown closure, and 4-7 multiple correlation coefficients vrere calculated as a basis; for comparison. The higher the significance of the multiple linear regression, the better w i l l be the set of photographs for photo-mensurational purposes. The greater the sum of squares removed by regression, the more reliable w i l l be that variable for photo-measurements used i n determination of photo- volumes. The larger the sum of squares of the individual i n dependent variables, the more w i l l be their contribution to the significance of the regression, with a: corresponding increase in the value of the correlation coefficient. 2. Use of the Electronic computer Alwac III-E The U.B.C. Computing Centre provides a program for computing means, standard deviations, correlation and covariance matrices, and regression coefficients for from one to eight variables. This was used to solve a l l the multiple linear regressions i n this study i n order to avoid tedious manual calculations. Data;for input are arranged as follows: x l l > x12 xn> X l k X21' X22 X2n' X2k Nl > XN2 xNn» xNk 4-8 where (Xii,Xi2> XN1^ * s the dependent variaMe * (total cubic-foot volumes i n this case), ^±2^22.9 XN2)> (X13>x23> X H 3 ^ » » a n d ^xln»x2n» x N n V * r e 3 1 1 independent variables (Xi2,X22> X^2 are tree heights; x13»x23> XN3 a r e crown widths; and Xiki^ht XN4- a r e crown closures i n this case). X-^ * s e c l u a l to the sum of (xll>x12»x13> x l n H x2k i s equal to the sum of ( X 2 i , x22»x23» x2n)> a n d s o o n # Then O O Q J X ^ , xNl) i s dependent on (X]_2>^22» XN2)> ^x13»x23> ~ — ' — XN3')» , and ( X i n , X 2 n , XNn)« N i s the number of subjects, n i s the number of observations per subject including the dependent variable, Xjj i s the j " t n observation on the i-th subject, and where a l l summations are over k. Outputs then w i l l be computed by the computer in the following way (Hull, 1958). The meansr M-j = ~ X^/^, The standard deviations: 0*j = Jc±3 (see below), The correlation matrix elements: r = C i j A. Usually ( V n , V 2 l > vNl) i s the independent variable, but (Xn,X2i, Xjri) i s substituted for (V3j,V 2i, Vj^) i n order to simplify the expression i n this program. 1+9 The covariance matrix elements: Ctj = (N£X K iX K ; j - Z X i Z X j ) A ( N - l ) , -and the coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining n-1 variables. These coefficients are obtained by solving (for b 2, b3, bl+. b n ) the equations: b 2C 22 + b 3 C 2 3 + + b nC 2 n= C 2 1 b 2 c 3 2 + b 3 c 3 3 + + b nC 3 n= c 3 1 b 2 C n 2 + b 3G n 3 + + bnCnn= Cnl where b 2, b 3, b n are coefficients. C 2 2, C 2 n C 3 n C n n are variances or covariances. When the calculation is completed (within three minutes in this case), the outputs of the means, standard deviations, and covariance matrix elements are given to two decimal places; the correlation matrix elements and the regression coefficients are given to four decimal places. None of the calculation i s checked by the computer i t s e l f , but each element of the matrices i s calculated separately so that symmetry of these matrices i s a check on a l l the calcu lations except for those involved in finding the regression coefficients. The regression coefficients are obtained by systematic elimination and back substitution in the solution 50 of the normal equations. However, using a Friden calculator, the writer checked that results secured by use of the correlat i o n coefficients and regression coefficients were identical in both cases. U.B.C. Research Forest Data The following tables show the correlation among total cubic-foot volume per acre measured on the ground and other ground measurements, or among ground volume and photo measurements for the 15 0.2-acre plots from the Research Forest. The net sum of squares of ground volume was 653.92. Sum of squares removed by regression varies with interpreters, variables used, ground measurements, or scale of photography. Table 3 indicated the sum of squares removed by regression and multiple correlation coefficients for ground data after thinning (in 1956). Average height and crown width were based on a l l dominant and codominant trees on each plot for regression numbers 1, 2, 3, and h\ and average height and crown width were based on the 5 t a l l e s t trees for regres sion numbers 5 and 6. Degrees of freedom and variables for regression numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 were (9, 6), (11, h)9 (11, h), (12, 3), (11, h) and (12, 3) respectively. Table 3 Sum of squares removed by regression and multiple correlation coeffioients for ground data ater thinning A i Multiple Regression Sum of Squares Removed by Regression Correlation (Ht) (CW) (CO (NT)+ (V/T)++,Coefficient(R) No. 1 (V) on (Ht),(CW),(CC),(NT),& (V/T) 211.89 6h.22 h2.73 2^0.19 156.66 0.980 ** !• No., 2 (V) on (Ht),(CW), & (CC) 20*f.l8 52.51 105.02 mm - 0.7^ *. No. 3 (V) on (Ht),(NY), & (V/T) 218.75 - 202. OU- 176.18 0.955 ^ No. h (V) on (Ht), & (CC) 2lf0.l8 - 101.87 - - 0.723 * No. 5 (V) on (Ht),(CW), & (CC) 35^ .17 87.57 72.78 - mm 0.887 ^ No. 6 (V) on (Ht), &: (CW) 379.69 72A5 - - 0.822** # t Net sum of squares of ground volumer,653.92 x s Significant at 5% level x * : Significant at 1% level + * (NT) i s number of trees per acre ++ : (V/T) is cubic-foot volume per tree Table 4- Sum of squares removed by regression and multiple correlation ooefficients for photo graphs of Set No. 2. Sum of squares Multiple Removed by Regression correlation j, coefficient Regression * Opr.Trial - (Ht) (CW) (CC) (NT) (R) No. 1 (V) on (Ht), (CW), & (CC) A Fir s t 113.25 2.32 283.78 ' - 0.781 * No. 2 (V) on (HT)-, & (CC) A Fi r s t 116.04- - 283.26 0.781 A* . No. 3 (V) on (Ht), (CW), & (CC) A Secondl23;.67 21.51 34-5.14- 0.868 No. 4- (V) on (Ht), (CW), (CC) & (NT) A Second 92.4-3 18.98 4-19 . 58 -33 . 27 0.872 ** No. 5 (V) on (Ht), (CW), & (CC) B F i r s t 31.21 267.4-0 25.08 0.704- * No. 6 (V) on (Ht), & (CW) B First 69.28 127.4-2 - 0.54-8N'S-' No. 7 (V) on (Ht), (CW), & (CC) B Second317.25 110.4-0 4-7.08 0.852 *A No. 8 (V) on (Ht), (CW), & (CC) E First 98.35 2.72 -.87 0 # 3 9 1N.S. No. 9 (V) on (Ht), (CW), & (CC) F First 10.65 22.64- 35.19 0.324-N'S- # * N.S.: Net sum of squares of ground volumes653.92 Not significant Table 5 Sam of squares removed by regression and multiple correlation coefficients for photo graphs of Set No. 3. Regression w Sum of Squares Removed multiple by Regression correlation ; coefficient Opr.Trial (Ht) (CW) (CC) (NT) ( R ) A No. 1 (V) on (Ht),(CW), & (CC) A First 8.68 83.61 269.25 - 0.7^3. A No. 2 (V) on (CW), & (CC) A First - 89.78 271.39 - 0.7^3 ** No. 3 (V) on (Ht),(CW), & (CC) A Second 50.6*f 126.06 236.71 - 0.795** No. if (V) on (Ht),(CW),(CCV& (NT) A Second *f5.26 120.62 258.65 -10.05 0.796 * No. 5 (V) on (Ht),(CW), & (CC) B First 9 .^37 8.21 *f.l2 - 0 # l f 0 l fN . s . No. 6 (V) on (Ht), & (CW) B Fi r s t 96.75 3.05 - - 0 #3 8 lN.S. No. 7 (V) on (Ht),(CW), & (CC) B Second 356.31 30.3^ -2.U-6 - O.767 * # $ Net sum of squares of ground volume$653*92 Table 6 Sum of squares removed by regression and multiple correlation coefficients for photo- graphs of Set No. *f. Sum of squares Multiple Regression ^ Removed by Regression correlation coefficient Opr. Tri a l (Ht) (CW) (CC) (NT) (R) _ No. 1 (V) on (Ht),(CW) & (CO A Fir s t 171. *fl 73.10 59.68 mm 0.682H*5' No. 2 (V) on (Ht) & (CC) A First 203.37 88.08 - 0.682 A No. 3 (V) on (Ht),(CW) & (CC) A Second 65.25 78.78 276.30 - 0.831 ** No. if (V) on (Ht),(CW),(CC) & (NT) A Second *f2.05 26.5^ 390.97 -29.08 0.811 * No. 5 (V) on (Ht),(CW) & (CC) B First O.lfO 87.77 -1.37 - 0.36>fN-s- No. 6 (V) on (Ht) & (CW) B First 0.58 8U-.67 - 0.36lN- s- No. 7 (V) on (Ht),(CW) & (CC) B Secnnd 278.57 208.98 J+1.83 - 0.826 ** # : Net sum of squares of ground volume:653»92 Table 7 No. 1 (V) on (Ht) (CW) & (cc) A First No. 2 (V) on (Ht) (CW) &: (cc) c F i r s t No. 3 (V) on (Ht) (CW) & (cc) D F i r s t Sum of squares removed bv regression and multiple correlation coefficients for photographs of Set No. 1 (before thinning) # Multiple Regression Opr. T r a i l Sum of squares; removed by regression correlation (Ht) ' CCWT (CC) coefficient (R) 19.33 -8.89 612.76 0.94-i"** 14-5.03 135.28 152.32 0.784- * 157.15 0.30 I.89 0.4-76N«s« ^ : Net sum of squares of ground volume:653*92 Table 8 Simple correlation coefficients^ of photo estimate of number of trees for photographs of Sets No. 2. 3? and 4- based on total number ""of trees on plot and on trees 12.6 inches in d.b.h. and larger Number of trees on Simple correlation coefficient (r) plot, on ground Photo Set No. 2 Photo Set No. 3 , Photo Set No. 4- ; Photo estimate correlated with ground count Total 0.814-** 0.887 M O.839,** 12.6" +, d.b.h. 0.385N,S* 0.4-05N'S' 0.281N'S« # :: Degrees of freedom: n^ = 2, n 2 = 13 & : Significant at 5$ level: 0.514^ kk : Significant at 1% level: 0.64-1 Table h indicated the sum of squares removed by regression and multiple correlation for photographs of Set No. 2 which was taken with a camera possessing a 12-inch focal-length lens, at a flying height of 15,600 feet above sea level. Degrees of freedom and variables were 11 and *f respectively, for Regression No. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, and 9; 12 and 13 for Regression No. 2 and 6; and 10 and 5, respectively for Regression No. *f. Table 5 shows:; the sum of squares removed by re gression and multiple correlation coefficients for photographs of Set No. 3;» taken by a 6-inch focal-length camera at a flying height of 8,^00 feet above sea level. Degrees of freedom and variables used were 11 and respectively, for Regression No. 1, 3, 5, and 7; 12 and 3 for Regression No. 2 and 6; and 10 and 5, respectively, for Regression No. *+. Table 6 shows the sum of squares removed by re gression and multiple correlation coefficients for photographs of Set No. taken with a 6-inch focal-length-lens camera and a flying height of 15,600 feet above sea level. Degrees of freedom and variables used were 11 and k, respectively, for Regression No. 1, 3, 5, and 7; 12 and 3 for 57 Regression No. 2 and 6; and 10 and 5 for Regression No. 4-. For Table 7> based on photos taken before thinning, the new sum of squares of ground volume was 703.38 for the same 15 0.2-acre sample photos represented in Table 1 to 7. Table 7 indicates the sum of squares removed by regression and multiple correlation coefficients for Set No. 1 with photographs taken with a 12-inch focal-length-lens camera and a flying height of 15?900 feet above sea le v e l . Degrees of freedom and varialu.es were 11 and 4-, respectively, for a l l regressions. In order to evaluate the relative importance of the count of number of trees from aerial photographs as a variable in the determination of photo volume, numbers of trees determined on photographs of set No. 2, 3» and 4-, were correlated with total number of trees on plot and number of trees 12.6 inches in d.b.h. and over. The simple correlation coefficients were calculated and the results tabulated in Table 8. This shows that, although number of trees counted from photographs was highly significant with total number of trees on plot, i t did not remove any sum of squares from the regression and did not increase significantly the multiple correlation coefficient (R). (See Table 4-, 5, and 6). 58 U.B.C.Campus data The following tables show the correlations of total cubic-foot volume with ground measurements and with photo- measurements for 8*f, 0.1-acre plots and *f0 0.1-acre plots respectively, from the Campus Forest. The net sums of squares of ground volume were 589.61 and 570.15 for the 8*f 0.1-acre and hO 0.1-acre plots, respectively. Sum of squares removed by regression varies with interpreters, variables used, and ground measurements. (Table 9 on following page). Analysis of variance on four kinds; of photographic paper or finishes In order to determine i f there was a significant difference between photographic papers and various scales; of photography used i n the estimation of photo measurements, a sub-project was set up. For eaeh set of the photographic papers, photo measurements, including tree height, crown width, and crown closure, were made on three out of the 15 0.2-acre plots representing stands with the highest, an average, and the lowest volumes per acre. An equation was fitt e d to these data by the method of least squares; using the Electronic Computer Alwac III-E. The following regression was found: Table 9 Sum of squares removed by regression and multiple correlation coefficients for Set No. 5 (campus photographs, focal length' = 6 inches, flying height = 8.200 feet ). multiple Sum of squares correlation No. of 0.1- Removed by Regression p.neffi n t e n t Regression QperatorTrial acre plots (Ht) (CW) (CC) CR) No. 1 (V) on (Ht), (CW) & (CC) (ground) - 84- 57.14- 36.06 25.50 0.449 No. 2 (V) on (Ht), (CW) & (CC) G F i r s t 84- 66.03. 9.95 38.4-9 0.44l *A No. 3 (V) on (Ht), (CW) & (CC) (ground) - 4-0 60.18 9.30 24-.01 0»4-05 N ' S ' No. 4- (V) on (Ht), (CW) &: (CC) A First 4-0 7^5' 14-. 16 188.70 0.607 A A A ni = ^ n2 xA n l n 2 A n l = n 2 && n l = n2 80, significant 80, significant 35, significant 35, significant at 5%y 0.304- at \%i O.362 at 5#; 0.4-4-5 at lj&j 0.523 66 (cubic-foot volume, per acre, on ground) = 0.5938 (Height, in feet) + 1.8522 (crown width, in feet) + 2.1321 (crown closure, in per cent) - 188.29. This correlation coefficient for the regression was; O.963 (significant at 1% level). The net sum of squares of ground volume amounted to 14-82.7*f» and the sums of squares removed by regression were 385.09, 127.78, and 862.M-6 for height, crown width, and crown closure, respectively. Total cubic-foot volumes per acre for each plot were then calculated by using the above regression for each set of photographic papers and scales. The result of an analysis of variance of photorvolume i s as follows: Table 10 Analysis of variance of photo volume Sources of Degrees Sum Mean variation of freedom of squares squares F 23125.78 355.9^** 36.2 5 0. 558N.S. 1.37 0.021N.S. 6»+.97 Plots; 2 *f62 51.56 Papers 3 108.75 Scales 2 2.73 Remainder 28 1819.27' It is evident that, i n this study, there i s a highly significant difference among plots, but there are no significant- differences among scales or photographic papers used i n making volume estimations. 61 Analysis of forest typing The f i r s t step i n the delineation of forest types is to draw in the boundaries of each change i n stand size, species composition, or stand density. This can,be done from photo graphs of RF 1:20,000 or smaller. Identification of species is based upon tone, crown shape, texture and pattern, shadow shape, and ecological data. Tone i s especially useful for differentiation between hardwoods and conifers, since hardwoods are much lighter in tone than conifers. It was found that these could be separated without any d i f f i c u l t y on the photographs studied. The features most useful for the identification of second-growth Douglas f i r are very fine texture, a more or less conical crown, the upward branching habit, and a very erect leader. Western hemlock has the same characteristics as Douglas f i r under the stereoscope, except that i t has a drooping leader, which cannot be seen distinctly, and a feathery appearance to i t s crown. Western red cedar i s light in tone, and usually has a long, dense crown that is spire-like in appearance. Its leader and branches are drooping. White pine has a f a i r l y symmetrical crown with a star shape under the stereoscope; whereas the crown of silver f i r is rounded, dense, dome-like, and conical in shape. By applying these known characteristics to photo-inter pretation, Douglas f i r and western hemlock can be distinguished 62 from western red cedar, silver f i r , and western white pine only in open stands and only i n some cases; for photographs of Set No. h. But these two groups of species can be separated within the stands in most cases for photographs of Set No. 1, 2, 3, and 5. One familiar with local conditions can distinguish between stands of Douglas f i r and western hemlock in some cases. On the other hand, using the large-scale long-focal-length photographs of Set No. 6 and 7> branching characteristics,, textural differences i n foliage, and shape and size of crown can be applied as a key for the identification of a l l species on photographs of Set No. 7> and occasionally on Set No. 6. The writer can distinguish any tree on photographs of Set No. 7 under stereoscope without any trouble. He feels that photographs of set No. 1, 2, 3, and 5 would be satisfactory where an estimate of species composition in percentage only i s needed. Among these photographs, Set No. 7 i s the best for species identification and forest typing. Form of the best equation The U.B.C. Computing Centre provides another program developed by Dr. C. Froese for computing means, standard devia tions;, correlation and covariance matrices, and regression coef ficients for from 1 to 32 variables. This program calculates various specified powers or combinations of the original variables. This program was used to find out the form of the best equation. Twenty single or combined variables of tree 63 height, crown width, crown closure, and number of trees per plot, which were the best photographic estimates made by operator A, were correlated with ground volume. The following table shows the simple correlation coefficients of ground volume with each of the 20 variables. Variables. (Ht) (CW) (CC) (Nt) A (Ht) 2 (CW)2 correlation 1 coefficient .637 .4-50 .-8077 .306 .64% .4-65 (CC) 2 (Nt) 2 (Ht)(CW)(Ht)(CC) (Ht)(Nt)(CW)(CC)(CW)(Nt) .824- .299 .629 .81? .621 .791 .4-69 (CC) (Ht) (Ht)(CW) (COfet) fcW)(Nt)fet)(C^mtXC^Ote^^tOait-2 (CC)(Ht)(CC^ .4-90 ; .773 1 667 . 703 ToOl 7?52 .865 Nt :is number of trees on a 0.2-acre plot counted on an aerial photograph under a stereoscope. Therefore, the variables giving the best equations w i l l bet (1), (Ht)(CC)2;' (2), (CC)2;; (3), (Ht)(CC); and (4-), (CC). 6h OBSERVATIONS Influence of operator The most d i f f i c u l t problem i n photo-interpretation is the variation that exists among photo interpreters. As the photo interpreter i s a human being, he cannot be compared with a mechanical instrument which can be adjusted, or re paired. Thus, photo-interpretation is more of an art than a science. The following table shows the variation in results from interpreter to interpreter. From Table 11, (see page 65) interpreter A would consistently favor the use of crown closure as the most important variable in the estimation of ground volume, because the greatest portion of sum of squares was removed by the use of crown closure. Interpreter B consistently found tree height the most important variable. Regressions of both A and B were highly significant i n most cases (See table 11t multiple correlation coefficients). Other interpreters, C and F, would agree with interpreter A in use of crown closure, whereas interpreters, D, E, and G, would agree with interpreter B, preferring the use of tree height. Pope (1957) and others; have found similar variation in results from interpreter to interpreter. The development of new techniques in actual determination of photo-measurements, rather than of equipment Table 11 Results from regressions of correlations between volume and photo-measurements of tree height, crown width. and crown closure Degree of Freedom Photo Set Operator No. Trial Sum of squares removed by regression (Ht) tcvD CccT multiple correlation coefficient i (R) 11. k ll.k ll.k ll.k ll.k ll.k ll.k 35.4- ll.k ll.k ll.k ll.k ll.k ll.k ll.k ll.k ll.k ll.k 76.if A A A A A A A 1 B B B B B B C D E F G 1 2 2 3 3 k k 5 2 2 3 3 k k 1 1 2 2 5 F i r s t First Second First Second First Second Fir s t F i r s t Second First Second Fir s t Second First F i r s t F i r s t F i r s t First 19.33 113.25 123.67 8.68 50.64- 171.kl 65.25 7.k5 31.21 317.25 94-. 37 356.3 0.4-0 278.57 14-5.03 157.15 98.35 10.65 66.03 -8.89 2.32 21.51 83.61 126.06 73.10 78.78 lk.16 267.ko 110.ko 8.21 30.34-87.77 208.98 135.28 0.39 2.72 22 . 64-9.95 612.76 283.78 34-5.14-269.25 236.71 59.68 276.30 188.70 25.08 4-7.08 k.12 -2.1+6 -4-1.83 152.32 I.89 -0.87 35.19 38.1+9 0.94-1 ftA 0.781 « 0.868 AA 0.795** 0.682N.S. O.831 xA 0.607 *x 0.704- * 0.852 AA 0.4-04-N-s-0.766 * 0.826 xA 0.784- A 0.4-76N-S. O.391N.S. 0.324-N.S. O.kkl xA ON 66 o r p h o t o g r a p h s , m i g h t l e a d t h e i n d i v i d u a l i n t e r p r e t e r t o o b t a i n b e t t e r and more c o n s i s t e n t r e s u l t s . C e r t a i n l y , p h o t o - i n t e r p r e t a t i o n c o u l d be i m p r o v e d by t h e s t a n d a r d i z a t i o n o f p h o t o - i n t e r p r e t a t i o n p r o c e d u r e s w h i l e u s i n g ? 1. B e t t e r e q u i p m e n t 2. H i g h - q u a l i t y p h o t o g r a p h s w i t h a s u i t a b l e s c a l e 3. A t r a i n i n g p rogram t o o b t a i n c o n s i s t e n t and r e l i a b l e r e s u l t s f r o m p h o t o - i n t e r p r e t e r s , s u c h a s t h e program p r e s c r i b e d b y J o h n s o n (1958) k. B e t t e r t e c h n i q u e s i n p h o t o - m e a s u r i n g , s u c h a s t h o s e s u g g e s t e d b y t h e w r i t e r . 5. P e r i o d i c t e s t s o f t h e p h o t o - i n t e r p r e t e r ' s h e a l t h and e y e - s i g h t (Rabben 1955) 6. B e t t e r k n owledge o f l o c a l c o n d i t i o n s 7. R e d u c i n g human b i a s by use o f a d o u b l e - s a m p l i n g a p p r o a c h ( A l l i s o n and B r e a d o n 1958). I n f l u e n c e o f l o c a l i t y o r r e g i o n From t h i s s t u d y , i t was c o n c l u d e d t h a t a knowledge o f l o c a l c o n d i t i o n s i s o f paramount i m p o r t a n c e i n t h e p r o c e s s o f p h o t o - i n t e r p r e t a t i o n . T r e e s o f t h e same s p e c i e s g r o w i n g i n d i f f e r e n t l o c a l i t i e s may d i f f e r f r o m one a n o t h e r i n many r e s p e c t s . A p h o t o - i n t e r p r e t e r c o u l d be an e x p e r t i n one r e g i o n b u t i n i t i a l l y p o o r i n a n o t h e r . E x c e l l e n t r e s u l t s c a n be o b t a i n e d 67 after experience accumulates in one particular d i s t r i c t . The following table shows that the more the interpreter knew of local conditions, the better the results that were obtained by using the same photographs. Table 12 Correlation coefficients for various interpreters using photographs from Set No. 2 Operator T r i a l Multiple Correlation Coefficient (R) A F i r s t 0.781 A A Second 0.868 k ± B F i r s t 0.704- A B Second 0.852: A* E First 0.391 N , S ' F First . 0.324- N , S * The same photographs CSet 2) and procedures were used to obtain the multiple correlation coefficients of the relation between ground Volume and photo-measurements. It seems important that Interpreter A, who obtained the best estimates (see Table 12), spent a summer i n the area studied, that Interpreter B, second only to Interpreter A, spent only a month in the same area, and interpreters E and F, although with a number of years of experience in photo interpretation, obtained poor results. Neither of them had visited the area studied. 68 Influence of equipment It has been the writer's experience that the Abrams Height-finder is the best instrument for measuring tree heights, especially i n a very dense stand or while using photographs of poor quality. He feels that tree images are too small to get precise estimates with a parallax bar when they are studied without magnification under a mirror stereoscope. It is very d i f f i c u l t to get parallax readings on the tip and at the base of trees in a very dense stand. Worley and Landis (1954-) found that slightly less, error was obtained by use of the Abrams Height-finder as com pared with the parallax wedge. Harper and Chester (1955), in a comparison and evalu ation of different methods of measuring tree height on aerial photographs in a report for the senior photogrammetry course, found that the least average error of estimate was secured by using an Abrams C.B.3T. with 2-power stereoscope and an Abrams Height-finder. Four open-grown Douglas-fir trees, 72, 113, 155, and 209 feet in height, respectively, located at the U.B.C. Research Forest, Haney, were selected for the study. The following results were obtained. Equipment Average error of estimate in feet 1. Abrams C.B.I, with 2 power stereoscope and Abrams Height-finder -0.87 2. Pocket Stereoscope and Abrams Height-finder .. +1.62 69 3. Abrams C.B.I', with 4—power stereoscope and Abrams Height-finder -2.8? 4-. Abrams C.B.I, with 2-power stereoscope and Robinson Parallax wedge -5*75 5. Mirror stereoscope and Parallax bar -17.4-0 6. Abrams C.B.I, with 2-power stereoscope and O.S.C. Parallax wedge -19.30 7. Radial displacement on single photograph -20.30 8. Shadow method -4-1.00 Some foresters prefer the use of a parallax wedge (Moessner and Rogers 1957)» because i t i s simple, fast to handle, and inexpensive. It i s the writer's opinion that, i f one wishes to obtain more accurate and reliable estimates of tree height, an Abrams Height-finder is essential, especially for the inexperienced photo-interpreter. Of course, the most important factor may be the interpreter's familiarity with the instrument to be used. Influence of technique Judging from the experience gained in this study, the new techniques employed were of great assistance i n the determ ination of photo measurements; they were simple, accurate, and yeilded satisfactory results. A test w i l l be carried out at a later date to confirm the value of these new techniques. However, i t seems that the techniques described could be of great help in the photo- interpretation process. 70 Influence of variables Independent variables to be used in the construction of the photo-volume regression equation are of paramount im portance. In order to determine the relative importance of these independent variables, four multiple regression equations were derived, based on ground data and 19 multiple regressions determined by a l l operators. 1. The writer checked the individual simple cor relation coefficients of volume on height, crown width, and crown closure. Significance was found for volume on height in 3 out of 4- regressions based on ground data, for volume on crown width in 2 out of 4-, and for none of the 4- for ground- determined crown closure. Significance was found for volume on crown closure in 10 out of 19 regressions based on photo- data, 9 out of 19 for height, and 3 out of 19 for crown width. 2. Totals of 27.4-, 9.2, and 7.5 per cent respectively, of the net sum of squares of ground volume were removed from the multiple regressions of volume on height, crown closure, and crown width, respectively, when based on ground data. Based on photo data, 20.4-, 17.0, and 10.3 per cent of the net sum of squares of ground volume were removed from the multiple regression equations by crown closure, height, and crown width, respectively. 71 3» Finding rank in size of the net sum of squares of ground volume removed by height, crown width, and crown closure, i t was found that the average ranks were 1.00, 2.50, and 2.50 for height, crown width, and crown closure, respective l y , when based on ground data. (1 is the best, 2: next, and 3 poorest). Ranks were 1.84-, 1.95, and 2.21 for height, crown closure, and crown width, respectively, when based on photo data. From the above information, the following conclusions may be drawn: Ground Data (aO When ground volume was correlated individually with height, crown width, or crown closure, height was the best, crown width next, and crown closure was not significant. (b) In a l l cases, height was the best variable. (c) Both crown width and crown closure were poor because these were d i f f i c u l t to estimate on the ground. Poor results were obtained with crown closure because of understory vegetation which could not be eliminated from estimates made by the spherical densiometer. Photo data (a) Both crown closure and height were the best variables for the determination of photo volume. (b) Although crown width was not as satisfactory as; 72 c r o w n c l o s u r e o r h e i g h t , i t d i d remove 10 p e r c e n t o f t h e t o t a l sum o f s q u a r e s o f g r o u n d volume, w h i c h was o n e - h a l f o f t h e amount removed by crown c l o s u r e . ( c ) H e i g h t , crown w i d t h , and crown c l o s u r e s h o u l d be u s e d as i n d e p e n d e n t v a r i a b l e s f o r t h e c o n s t r u c t i o n o f p h o t o - volume t a b l e s , e s p e c i a l l y when more t h a n one i n t e r p r e t e r i s n e e d e d . I n f l u e n c e o f s c a l e and p h o t o g r a p h i c p a p e r s o r f i n i s h e s I n t h e p r e s e n t s t u d y , no s i g n i f i c a n t d i f f e r e n c e was.; f o u n d among s c a l e s o r p h o t o g r a p h i c p a p e r s u s e d i n t h e d e t e r m i n a t i o n o f volume e s t i m a t e s . T h i s d o e s n o t n e c e s s a r i l y mean t h a t s i m i l a r r e s u l t s w o u l d be o b t a i n e d u n d e r a l l c i r c u m s t a n c e s . The amount o f v a r i a b i l i t y among d i f f e r e n t i n t e r p r e t e r s and t h e r e s u l t i n g p h o to-measurements i s t o o g r e a t , c o n s e q u e n t l y , i t i s . d a n g e r o u s t o draw c o n c l u s i o n s f r o m t h e r e s u l t s o f t h e measurements o f a s i n g l e i n t e r p r e t e r . M e asurements by b o t h i n t e r p r e t e r s A and B showed t h a t p h o t o g r a p h s o f S e t No. 2, w i t h a s c a l e o f RF 1*15,600, were t h e b e s t f o r p h o t o - m e n s u r a t i o n a l work, t h a t S e t No. 4-, w i t h a s c a l e o f RF 1*31,200, was n e x t b e s t , and t h a t S e t No. 3, w i t h a s c a l e o f RF 1:16,800, was t h e p o o r e s t . The i n t e r p r e t e r s d i f f e r e d f r o m one a n o t h e r i n t h e use o f v a r i a b l e s f o r e s t i m a t i o n . The p e r t i n e n t d a t a a r e summarized i n T a b l e 13. Table 13 Photo Set No. Operator foc a l Length i n i n . Results of regressions from photographs of Set No. 2. 3. and 4- Flying Height feet T r i a l Sum of squares removed bv regression TW3 Ccf) (CC) multiple c o r r e l a t i o n „ c o e f f i c i e n t ^ (R) 2 A 12 2 A 12 2 B 12 2 B 12 3 A 6 3 A 6 3 B 6 3 B 6 h A 6 4- A 6 4- B 6 4- B 6 i?,6oo 15,600 15,600 15,600 8,4-00 8,4-00 8,4-00 8,4-00 15,600 15,600 15,6oo 15,600 F i r s t Second F i r s t Second F i r s t Second F i r s t Second F i r s t Second F i r s t Second 113.25 123.67 31.21 317.25 6.68 50.64-9^.37 357.31 171.4-1 65.25 0.4-0 278.57 2.32 21.5L 267.4-0 110.4-0 83.61 126.06 8.21 30.34-73.10 78.78 87.77 208.98 283.78 3^5.1^ 2 5.08 4-7.08 269.25 236.71 4-. 21 2.4-6 59.68 276.31 -1.37 -41.83 °-781 t , 0.868 A* 0.704- x 0.852 xx 0.74-3 x 0.795 ** o.4-o4-N«s* 0.766 * 0.682N.S. O.831 xx O.364-N.S. O.826 X H # Degrees of freedom and number of variables, 11 and 4-, respectively 7% The significance of differences in photographs of Set No. 2, 3, and 4-, was s t a t i s t i c a l l y evaluated by analysis of variance for each multiple correlation coefficient i n Table 13. These multiple correlation coefficients were f i r s t transformed from r to z values according to Table VII (Fisher and Yates, 194-9, p. 4-6). Table 14- indicates the results of transformation from r to z values for analysis of their variance. Table 14- Transformation from r *to z, values; for analysis of their variance Photo Set Photo Set Photo Set Total Operator T r i a l No 2 No 3 No 4- F i r s t 1.05 0.96 O.83 2.84- A Second 1.33 1.08 1.19 3.60 B First 0.88 0.4-3 O.38 I.69 Second 1.27 1.01 1.18 3.^6 Total 4-. 53 3.^8 3.58 11.59 Mean 1.133 O.870 0.895 R value obtained from Table 13 75 Table 15 gives the analysis of variance for the values in Table 14-. Table 15 Analysis of variance for Table 14- Source of Degrees of Sum of Mean Variance variation freedom squares Square ratio (F) Operator 1 0.1387 0.1387 11.185* T r i a l 1 0. 5334- 0. 5334- 4-1.672 ** Photo Z 0.1679 0.084-0 6.774- * op. X t r i . 1 0.0850 0.0850 6.64-1 * Remainder 6 0.074-5 0.0124- Total 11 0.9995 x * Significant at 5% level* (6,D*5.99;(6,2) *5.1H- X X t Significant at 1% level: (6,l)fl3.74-;(6,2):.10.92 Table 16 indicates the difference of means of photo Set No. 2, 3, and 4- (from Table 14-) to be compared with JJust Significant Differences (Snedecor 1957, p. 253). 76 Table 16 Difference of means to be compared with Just Significant Differences Photo Set Mean, x x - 0.870 x - 0.895 0.263:* 0.238 * No. 2- 1.133 (0.24-2)# (0.193)# 0.025N1S# No. 4- 0.895 (0.193># No. 3 0.870 it s Significant # : Just Significant Difference N.S. : Not significant From the above information, i t may be concluded: Significant differences were found between operators, t r i a l s or interaction of operator and t r i a l . Significant differences were found among photographs used. Difference of means was found between photo Set No. 2: and 3, or 4-. No difference was found between photo Set No. 3 and 4- in the determination of photo-measurements. 77 Regressions based on ground data vs. regressions based on photo da tan In comparing the photo-estimates with the ground estimates, several multiple c o r r e l a t i o n coefficients, of the photo regressions determined by Interpreters A and B: were better than those based on ground data. The reasons for t h i s difference are* (1) ground estimates: of crown closure i n per cent had included understory trees. ( 2 ) Too many heights and crown widths of codominant trees, had been taken into account f o r the determin ation of the ground regression. (3) Better measurements had been made on both heights; and crown closures on a e r i a l photographs. (*+) Crown width measured on a e r i a l photographs also gave better r e s u l t s than those measured on the ground because of the bird's-eye view of the tree crowns. A comparison of regressions based on ground data and photo data i s summarized i n Table 17. Table 17 A comparison of regressions based on ground data and photo data Photo or ground operator T r i a l Sum of squares removed by regression (Ht) (CW) (CC) Multiple correlation coefficient (R) (ground) • - - 204-.18 Set No. 2 A Second 123.67 Set No. 2: B Second 317.25 Set No. 3 A Second 50.64- Set No. 3 B Second 357.31 Set No. 4- A Second 65.25 Set No. 4- B Second 278.57 (ground) - - 60.18 Set No. 5 A First 7.4-5 52.51 21.51 no.4-0 126.06 30.3^ 78.78 208.98 9.30 14-. 16 105.02 4-7.08 236.71 2.4-6 276.31 -4-1.83 24-. 01 188.70 74-4V A v.868 0.852 AA 0 0 v 795 xx °-766 AA 0.831 * * O.826 AA 0.4-05w-s-0.607? xft Nl CO 79 CONCLUSIONS In the past, many authors have reported applications of aerial photographs to forestry problems. Photogrammetry has been used mostly as an aid rather than as an essential tool. Today, with good quality photographs, better instruments, and modern machines, foresters have developed photo-mensurational techniques for direct estimation of timber volume and for reliable classification of forest types. From the results of the current study, i t has been possible to draw the following conclusions: (1) The use of the Electronic Computer Alwac III-E was a great help i n the solution of multiple regression equations for the construction of aerial-photo volume equations, (2) The writer found that the Abrams Height-finder was an excellent instrument for measuring tree heights, (3) Using a spherical densiometer, a ground estimate of crown closure i n per cent resulted in an over-estimate, as compared with the photo estimate, because i t included understory trees. 0 0 Modifications of the usual techniques for the determination of photo-measurements were described and used with success. (5) A tree count does not contribute to the removal of any variation by regression, when height, crown width, and crown closure have also been measured, since i t cannot be made 8G sufficiently accurately on the photographs used, C6) A relatively high multiple-correlation coefficient was obtained when ground values of average height and crown width of the five t a l l e s t trees on the plot were used as independent variables correlated with ground volume. (7) When 3 out of 15 0.2-acre plots that had the greatest range in volume were used, the multiple correlation coefficient was O.963. (8) In some cases, multiple regression equations based on photo data were better than those based on ground data. (9) Best results were secured when photographs were taken with a 12-inch focal length and a flying height of 15>600 feet above sea l e v e l . (10) For the construction of aerial volume tables, height, crown width, and crown closure should be used as independent variables, especially when more than one interpreter i s involved. (11) Although the range in plot volumes and area sampled were quite small in this study, high multiple correlation coefficients were secured in most cases. This means that, since i t i s possible to work under these d i f f i c u l t conditions, i t should be generally applicable in similar stands. 81 (12) Wo s i g n i f i c a n t d i f f e r e n c e s were f o u n d among p h o t o g r a p h i c m a t e r i a l s u s e d , v i z . , p o s i t i v e t r a n s p a r e n c y , G e v a e r t p a p e r , and s e m i - m a t t e and g l o s s y f i n i s h e s . (13) I n g e n e r a l , t h e l a r g e r t h e s c a l e o f t h e p h o t o g r a p h s , t h e t e t t e r w i l l be t h e r e s u l t s f o r f o r e s t t y p i n g . However, p h o t o g r a p h y w i t h an RF ©:f 1:15,84-0 s h o u l d be s a t i s f a c t o r y . (14-) The g r e a t e s t s o u r c e o f v a r i a t i o n was among p h o t o - i n t e r p r e t e r s , r a t h e r t h a n m a t e r i a l s and e q u i p m e n t s u s e d . (15) When p h o t o - i n t e r p r e t e r s were f a m i l i a r w i t h l o c a l c o n d i t i o n s , b e t t e r r e s u l t s were o b t a i n e d . (16) P h o t o - i n t e r p r e t a t i o n c o u l d be i m p r o v e d by t h e s t a n d a r d i z a t i o n o f p h o t o - i n t e r p r e t a t i o n p r o c e d u r e s . (17) F i n a l l y , more r e s e a r c h i s n e c e s s a r y t o s t u d y and i m p r o v e t h e human e l e m e n t s , t h a t i s , t h e p h o t o i n t e r p r e t e r s . BIBLIOGRAPHY 82 Allison, G.W. 1955. An application of an aerial photo volume table to forest inventory work i n Bri t i s h Columbia. Forestry Chronicle. 31* 366-368. • 1956. 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Research Forester, Forest Survey, Techniques Research, Aerial, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Portland 8, Oregon, U.S.A. 2nd December 1958. Personal Correspondence. APPENDIX A Common and Scientific names of species Common Name Douglas f i r : Western hemlock:: Western red cedar: Western white pine Silver f i r : Cherry: Alder: Spruce: Larch: Scientific Name Pesudotsuga menziesii Mirb. Tsuga heterophylla (Raf.) Sarg. Thuja plicata Donn. Pinus monticola Dougl. Abies amabilis (Dougl.) Forbes. Prunus emarginata (Dougl.) D.Dietr. Alnus rubra Bong. (Alnus oregona Nutt). Picea glauca. (Moench) Voss. Larix laricina (Du Roi) K.Koch. A. St a t i s t i c a l data of Table 3 CD Regression No. 1 — (V) on (Ht). (CW). (NT) and (V/T) Item Means Standard deviations (V) 81.93: 25.57 (Ht) 118..27 13.09 (CW) 22. 877 3.89 (CC) 81.20 6.4-1 (NT) 166.00 62.85 (V/T! 55.87 30.10 Correlation matrix 1.0000 0.5792 0.1+03:6; 0.3568 0.3320 O.M+39 0. 5792 * 1.0000 0.4-862 -0.1259 -0.4-2 53 0.654-8 0.4-036 0.4-862 1.000 -0.1279 -0.3252 0.4-215 0.3568 -0.12 59 -0.1279 1.000 0.804-9 -. 4-67*+ 0.3320 -0.4-253 -O.3252 0.804-9 1.0000 -0.5816 0.1+4-39 0.654-8 0.4-215 -O.1+671+ -0.58163 1.0000 Covariance matrix 653.92 193.88 4-0.13 58.44-533.6*+ 34-1.63 193.88 171.35 24-.75 -10.56 -3^9.93 257.97 4-0.13 24-. 7 5 15.12 -3.19 -79.50 4-9.34- 58.1+4--10.56 -3.19. 4-1.03 324-.07 -90.11 533 . 61+ -34-9.93 -79.50 324-. 07 39 50.71 -110021 34-1.63 257.97 ^9.34--90.11 1100.21 905.84-. Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining five variables 1.0929 1.6002 -0.7312; 0.4-501 0.4-527 Sum of squares removed by regression 211.89 64-. 22 4-2.73: 24-0.19 156.66 Multiple correlation coefficient O.98O X X (2) Regression No. 2 (V) on (Ht). (CW). and (CC) Item Cv) (Ht) (CW) (CC) Means Standard deviations Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables, Sum of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient 81.93 25.57 1.0000 0.5792 0.4-036 0.3568 653.92 193.88 4-0.13: 58 ..44 118.27 13.09 0.5792: 1.0000 0.4-862 -0.1259 193.88 171.35 24-. 7 5 -10.56 1.0531 204-.18 22.87 3.89 O.4-O36 0.4-862 1.0000 -0.1279 4-0.13 24-. 75 15.12 -3.19 1.3086 52.51 81.20 6.4-1 0.3568 •0.12 59 •0.1279 1.0000 58.44 -10. 56 -3.19 4-1.03 1.7970 105.02 0.744 * o (3) Regression No. 3 (V) on (Ht). (NT), and (V/T) Item Means Standard deviations (V) 81.93 (Ht) 118.27 13.09 (NT) 166.00 62.85 (V/T) 55.87 30.10 Correlation matrix 1.0000 o.5792 0.3320 0.4439 0.5792 x 1.0000 -0.4-253 0.654-8 0.3320 -0.fe53 1.0000 - o . 5816 0.654-8 - o . 5816: l iOOOO Covariance matrix: 653.92 193.88 533.64- 3M-1.63 193.88 171.35 -3^9.93. 257.97 533-64- -34-9.93 39 50.71 -1100.21 3^1.63 257.97 -1100.21 905.84- C o e f f i c i e n t s for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables: _ 1.1283 0.3786 0.5157- Sum of squares removed by regression - 218.75 202.04- 176.18 Multiple c o r r e l a t i o n c o e f f i c i e n t 0.955 (h) Regression No. 4- Item Means. Standard Deviation Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 2 variables Sum squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient (V) on (Ht) and (CC) (V) 81.93 25.57 (Ht) 118.27 13.09 (CO 81.20 6.4-1 1.0000 0. 5792: 0.3568 0.5792 x 1.0000 -0.1259 0.3568 -0.1259 1.0000 193.88 58.1+4- 193.88 171.35 -10.56 58.4-1+! -10. 56 4-1.03. - 1.238 1.7432: _ 24-0.18'- 101.87 0.723 vO ro (5) Regression No. f (V) on (Ht). (CW). and (CC) Item Means: Standard deviations (V) 81.93 25.57 (Ht) 131.^0 11.64- (CW) 24-. 80 3.4-7 (CG) 81.20 6.4-0 Correlation matrix 1.0000 0.814-9 0. 5692 0.3568 0.814-9 x A 1.0000 0.5257 0.0851 0. 5692 * 0.5257 1.0000 -0.04-95 0.3568 0.0851 -0.04-95 1.0000 Covariance matrix 653.92 24-2.60 50.4-9 58.44- 24-2.60 135.54-21.23 6.3*f 50.4-9 21.23 12.03 -1.10 58.1+4- 6.34--1.10 4-1.03 Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables- — 1.4-599 1.73^5 1.24-53 Sum of squares removed by regression 354-.17 874 57 72.78 Multiple correlation coefficient O.887 vO Co (6) Regression No. 6 (V) on (Ht) and (CW) Item Means; Standard deviations (V) 81.93 25.57 (Ht) 131.4-0 11.64- (CW) 24-. 80 3.4-7 Correlation matrix 1.0000 0.814-9 0. 5692 0.814-9 1.0000 0.5257 0.5692 0.5257 1.0000 Covariance matrix 24-2.60 653.92 50.4-9 135.54-24-2.60 21.23 21.23 50.4-9 12.03. Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 2 variables - 1..5651 1.4-350 Sum of squares removed by regression - 379.69 72.4-5 Multiple correlation coefficient 0.832 X X X vO -r B. Statistical data of table 4-:- (1) Regression No. 1 (V) on (Ht). (CW) and (CC) Item Meams Standard deviations Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables Sum of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient (V) 81.93 25.57 1.0000 0. 5988 0.3682 0.7390 653.92 194-.28 17.75 123.20 (Ht) 121.87 12.69 0.5988 x 1.0000 0.6868 0.5160 194-.28 160.98 16.4-2 4-2.68 0.5829 113.25 (CW) 21.4-7 1.88 0.3682 0.6868 1.0000 0.2725 17.75 16.4-2 3.55 3.35 0.1305 2.32 (CC) 7 .^73 6.52 0.7390 J 0.5160 0.2725 1.0000 123.20 4-2.68 , 3.35 4-2.52. 2.3034-. 283.78 0.781 (p) Regression No. 2 Item Means Standard deviations Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 2 variables Sum of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient on (Ht) and (CC) (V) (Ht) (CC) 81.93 .121.87" 74-. 73 25.57 12.-69. 6.52 l.oooo 0.5988 x 0.7390 0.5988 1.0000 0.5160 O.7390 O.5160 1.0000 653.92 194-.28 123.20 194-.28 160.98 4-2.68 123.20 4-2.68 4-2.50 0.5973 2.2992 116.04- 283.26 0.781 x x (3:) Regression No. y: (V) on (Ht). (CW)T and (CC) Means Standard deviations Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f irst on the remaining 3 variables Sum of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient (V) 81.93 25.57 1.0000 0.6372 0.4-4-96 0.8066 653.92: 2 54-. 20 17.85 137.30 (Ht) 120.73 15.60 0.6372 * 1.0000 0.6680 0.4456 254-.20 24-3.35 16.18 4-6.27 0.4-865 123.67 (CW) 19.87 1.55 0.4496 0.6680 1.0000 0.2724- 17.85 16.18 2.4-1 2.81 1.2052 21.51 (CC) 75.20 6.66. .» 0.8066 A* 0.4-4-56 0.2724-1.0000 137.30 4-6.27 2.81 44.31 2.5138 3^5.1% 0.868 xx (4-) Regression No. 4- (V) on (Ht), (CW)« (CC). and (HT) Item Means Standard deviations Correlation matrix Covariance matrix (V) 81-93 2 5 . 5 7 1 . 0 0 0 0 0 .6372 0.1+i+96 0 .8066 0 .3058 653 .92 254-.20 17 .85 1 3 7 . 3 0 2 2 . 8 7 Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 4- variables Sum of squares removed by Multiple correlation coefficient (Ht) (CW) 1 2 0 . 7 3 1 9 . 8 7 1 5 . 6 0 1 . 5 5 0.6372? * 0..4-4-96 1 .0000 O .6680 0 . 6 6 8 0 1 .0000 0.4-4-56 0.2724- - 0 . 1 0 7 2 - 0 . 1 2 1 7 254-.20 17 .85 24-3.35 1 6 . 1 8 1 6 . 1 8 2.4-1 h6.27 2 . 8 1 -4-. 89 - . 5 5 O .3636 1 . 0 6 3 5 92.4-3 1 8 . 9 8 (cc) 7 5 . 2 0 6 .66 0 .8066 * * 0.4-4-56 0.2724- 1 .0000 0 .6333 1 3 7 . 3 0 4-6.27 2 .81 ¥f .31 1 2 . 3 3 3 .0559 4-19.58 (NT) 1 5 . 1 3 2 . 9 2 O.3058 -0 .1072 •0 .1217 0 . 6 3 3 3 1 .0000 2 2 . 8 7 -4-. 89 - . 5 5 1 2 . 3 3 8 . 5 5 -1.4-54-9 -33 .27- 0 .872 \o CO (5) Regression No. 5 (V) on (Ht). (CW) and (CC) Item Means; Standard deviation (V) 81.93 25.57 (Ht) 128.87 8.95 (CW) 22.13 1.68 (CC) 68.677 7.90 Correlation matrix 1.0000 0.4-175 0.4-976 0.0650 0.4-175 1.0000 0.4-181 -0.0684- 0.4-976 0.4-181 1.0000 -0.6299 0.0650 -0.0684 -O.6299 1.0000 Covariance matrix 653.92 95.56 21.4-4-13.12 95.56. 80.12 6.30 21.44 6.30 2.84--8.38 13.12 -4-. 83 -8.38 62.38 C o e f f i c i e n t s for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables - 0.3266 12,4-722 1.9113 Sums of squares removed by regression - 31.21 267.4-0 2 5.08 Multiple c o r r e l a t i o n c o e f f i c i e n t 0.704- \Q (6) Regression No. 6 Item Means Standard deviation Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 2 variables Sum of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient (V) on (Ht) and (CC) (V) (Ht) (CC) 81.93 128.87 22.13: 25.57 8.95 1.68 l.oooo 0.4-175 0.4-976 0.4-175 1.0000 0.4-181 0.4-976 0.4-181 1.0000 653.92 95.56 21.4-4-95.56 80.12 6.30 21.44- 6.30 2.84- 0.7250 5.94-32 69.28 127.4-2 0.54-8w*s* (7) Regression No. 7 (V) on (Ht). (CW) and (CC) Item Means Standard deviation ( V ) 81.93 25.57 (Ht) 132.80 9.56 (CW) 2 5.73, 2.25 ( c c ) 77.oo 7.27 Correlation matrix 1.0000 0.7^97 O.t+712 0.1737 0.7^97 ** 1.0000 0.M+56 -0.1378 O.H-712 O.M+56 1.0000 -O.H-234- 0.1737 -0.1378 -O.H-23H- 1.0000 Covariance matrix 653.92 183.20 27.12 37.29 183.20 91.31 9.59 -9.57 27.12 9.59 5.07 -6.93 32.29 -9.57 -6.93 52.865 Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables — 1.7317 H-.0709 l.M-580 Sum of squares removed by regression — 317.25 110.4-0 4-7.08 Multiple correlation coefficient 0.852 r—1 3 (8) Regression No. 8 (V) on (Ht). (CW) and (CC) Item Means. Standard deviations (V) 81.93 25.57 (Ht). 12 5.87 14-. 23 (CW) 21.20 3 .10 (CC) 58.33 14-. 4-7 Correlation matrix 1.0000 0.3660 -0 .0512 -0.014-8 0.3660 1.0000 0.1723 -0.34-44 -0 .0512 0.1723 1.0000 -0.4-539 -0.014-8 -0.3444- -0.4-539 1.0000 Cbvariance matrix 653.92. 133 .20 -4-. 06 -5.4-8: 131.20 202.55 7 .60 - 7 0 . 9 5 -4-. 06 7 .60 9 .60 -20 .36 -5.48 - 7 0 . 9 5 -20 .36 209.52 Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables — 0.7384- -0 .6705 0.1588 Sum of squares removed by regression - 9 8 . 3 5 2.72 -O.87 Multiple correlation coefficient 0.391 N.S. H O ro (9) Regression No. 9 (V) on (Ht) (CW) and (GO Item Means Standard deviations (V) 81.93 25.57 (Ht) 130,33 26.70 (CW) 17.53 3.09 (CO 53.00 18.50 Correlation matrix 1,0000 0.0782 -0.1730 0.24-74- 0.0782 1.0000 0.4-678 -0.1678 -0.1730 0.4-678 1.0000 -O.3236 -0.24-74--O.1678 -0.3236 1.0000 Covariance matrix 653.92 -13.68 117.00 53-38 712.67 38.60 -82.86 -13.68 38.60 9.55 -18.50 117.00 -82.86 -18.50 34-2.14- Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables 0.1995 -1.6553 0-3008 Sum of squares ramoved by regression Multiple correlation coefficient 0.324. M.S.. o C. Statistical data of table 5 (1) Regression No. 1 (V) on (Ht). (CW) and (CC) Item Means Standard deviations Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables Sum of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient (V) 81.93 25.57 1.0000 0.3623 0.34-39 0.6278 653.92 14-2.38 16.89 94-. 56 (Ht) 114-.33 15.37 O.3623 1.0000 0.7359 0.0794- 14-2.38 236.24-21.71 7.19 0.0610 8.68 (CW) 21.4-0 1.92 0.3^39 0.7359 1.0000 -0.0834- 16.89 21.71 3.69 -0.94- 4.9503 83.61 (CC) 74-. 87 5.89 0.6278 K 0.0794--©.0834-'1.0000 9V.56 7.19 -0.94- 34.70 2.84-74- 269.25 0.74-3 (2) Regression No. 2 (V) on (CW)and (CC) Item (V) (CW) (CO Means 81.93 21.4-0 74.87 Standard deviations 25.57 1.92 5.89 Correlation matrix 1.0000 0.3^39 O.6278 » 0.34-39 1.0000 0.0834 0.6278 -O.O834- 1.0000 Covariance matrix 653.92 16.89 94.65 16.89 3.69 -0.94-94.65 -0.94- 34.70 Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t 5.3156 on the remaining 2 variables mm 2.8700 Sum of squares removed by regression — 89.78 271.39 Multiple correlation coefficient 0.743 r—1 O (3) Regression No. 3 (V) on (Ht) (CW) (CC) Item Means Standard deviations' Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables Sum of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient (V) 81.93 25.57 1.0000 0.4662 0.4884 0.6168 653.92 174.27 81.28 0.795 (Ht) 1274 73 14.62 0.4662 1.0000 0.5287 0.1560 174.27 213.64 13.90 11.75 O.2906 50.64 xx (CW) 20.67 1.80 0.4884 0.5287 1.0000 0.0103 22.48 13.90 3.24 0.10 5.6076 126.06 (CC) 74.87 5.15 0.6168 0.1560 0.0103 1.0000 81.28 11.75 0.10 26.55 2.9123 236.71 x O ON (4-) Regression No. 4- (V) on (Ht) (CW). (CC). (NT) Item Means Standard deviation Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t Sum of squares removed by- regression Multiple correlation coefficient (V) 81.93 25.57 (Ht) 127.73 1M-.62 (CW) 20.67 1.80 (CO 74-. 87 5.15 (NT) 13.27 2.84- 1.0000 0.4-662 0.4-884-0.6168 0.2137 0.1+662 1.0000 o.5287 0.1560 -0.2528 0.4-884-0.5287 1.0000 0.0103 -0.3587 0.6168 * 0.1560 0.0103 1.0000 0.7152 0.2137 -0.2528 -0.3587 0.7152 1.0000 653.92 174-.27 22.4-8 81.28 15.52 17 .^27 213.64- 13.90 11.75 -10.50 22.4-8 13.90 3.24-0.10 -1.83 81.2811.75 0.10 26.55 10.1+7 15.52 -10.50 -1.83 10.4-7 8.07 es - 0.2597 5.3657' 3.1822 -0.64-77 4-5.26 120.62 258.65 -10.05 0.796 8 O -O (5) Regression No. 5 (V) on (Ht). (CW). and (CC) Item Means Standard deviations Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables Sum of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient (V) 81.93 25.57 1.0000 0.3900 0.1883 0.0574 653.92 104.41 10.84 12.62 (Ht) 119.80 10.47 0.3900 1.0000 0.4310 -0.0794 104.41 109.60 10.16 -7.14 O.9038 94.37 (CW) 23.73 2.25 0.1883 0.4310 1.0000 -0.3447 10.84 10.16 5.07 -6.67 0.7573 8.21 (CO 71.677 8.59 0.0574 -o.0794 -0.3447 1.0000 12.62 -7.14 -6.67 73.81 O.3268 4.12: 0.4o4^s« H O CO (6) Regression No. 6 (V) on (Ht) and (CW) Item Means Standard deviations. (V) 81.93 25.57 (Ht) 119.80 10.4-7 (CW) 23.73 2.25 Correlation matrix 1.0000 0.3900 0.1883 0.3900 1.0000 0.4-310 0.1883 0.4-310 1.0000 Covariance matrix 653.92 104-.4-1 10.84- lOV.H-l 109.60 10.16 10.84-10.16 5.07 Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 2 variables. - 0.9266 0.2816; Sum of squares removed by regression - 96.75 3.05 Multiple correlation c o e f f i c i e n t O.38I o ( 7 ) R e g r e s s i o n No. 7 (¥) on (Ht) (CW) and (CC) Item Means; Standard deviations Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables Sums of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient (V) 81.93 25*57 1.0000 0.74-05 0.2099 -0.0783 653.92 14-3.93 16.36 -15.50 (HT) 126.07 0.74-05 A A 1.0000 0.0216 -0.0036 14-3.93 57.7.8 0.50 - 0.21 2.4-756 356.31 (CW) 27.00 3.05 0.2099 0.0216 1.0000 •0.5598i 16.36 0.50 9.29 -13.21 1.854-4- 30.34- (CC) 78.00 7.75 -0.0783, -O.0036 -0. 5598 1.0000 -15.50 -0.21 -13.21 60.00 0.1589 -2.4-6 0.767 x M O D. Statistical data of table 6 (1) Regression No. 1 (V) on (Ht) (CW) and (CC) Item (V) Means 81.93 Standard deviations 25.57 Correlation matrix 1.0000 0.6416 0.5560 0.5180 Covariance matrix 653.92 219.36 29.66 90.88 Coefficients for the regressions of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables Sum of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient (Ht) 126.07 13.37 (CW) 21.27 2.09 (CC) 75.27 6.86 0.6416 x 1.0000 0.6472 0.5838 0.5560 * 0.6472 1.0000 0.5137 0. 5180 * 0.5838 0.5137 1.0000 219.36 178.78 18.05 53.55 2% 66 18.05 4.35 7.35 90.88 53.55 7.35 47.07 0.7814 2.4647 .6567 171.41 73.10 59.68 0.682N-S (2) Regression No. 2 (V) on (Ht) and (CC) Item Means Standard deviation (V) 81.93 25.57 (Ht) 126.07 13.37 (CO 21.27 2.09 Correlation matrix 1.0000 0.64-16 0. 5560 0.64-16* 1.0000 0.6472 0.556o« 0.64-72 1.0000 Covariance matrix- 653.92 219.36 27.66 2 12-36 178.78 18.05 29.66 18.05 4-. 35 Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 2 variables - 0.9271 2.9696 Sum of squares removed by regression — 203.37 88.08 Multiple correlation coefficient 0.682 H H ro (3) Regression No. 3 (V) on (Ht) (CW) and (CC) Item (V) Means 81.93 Standard deviations 25.57 Correlation matrix 1.0000 0. 584-2 0.5921 0.7*4-03 Covariance matrix 653.92 209.12 ¥+.28 110.66 Coefficients for the regression a? the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables -~ Sum of squares removed by regression - Multiple correlation coefficient (Ht) (CW) (CC) 126.7$ 17.87 75.20 IH-,00 2 .92 5.85 0.584-2 * o. 5921 x 0.74-03 ** 1.0000 0.7616 0.4-529 O.7616 1.0000 0.4-529 0.4-529 0.4-529 1.0000 209.12 4-4-. .2:8 110.66 195.92 31.08 37.06 31.18 8.55 %7h 37.06 7.74- 34-.17 0.3120 1.7792 2.4-968 65.25 78.78 276.30 O.831 OJ (4) Regression No. 4 Means; 81.93 126.73 Standard deviations 25.57 14.00 Correlation matrix 1.0000 0.5842^ 0.584-2 1.0000 0.5921 0.7616 0.74-03 O.4529 0.1757 -0.2221 Covariance matrix 653.29 209.12 209.12 195.92 44.28 31.18 110.66 37.06 11.45 -7.92 Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 4 variables; - 0.2011- Sum of squares removed by- regression - 42.05 Multiple correlation coefficient 0.811 x (V) on (Ht) (CW) (CC) and (NT) 17.87 75.20 11.27 2.92 5.85 2.55 0.5921 A 0.7403 AA 0.1757 0.7616 0.4529 -0.2221 1.0000 0.4529 -0.2920 0.4529 1.0000 0.5859 .0.2920 0.5859 1.0000 44.28 110.66 11.45 31.18 37.06 -7.92 8.55 7.74 42.18 7.74 34.17. 8.73 -2.18 8.73 6.50 0.5993 3.5331 -2.5394 26.54 390.97 -29.08 i— 1 - r (5) Regression No 5 (V) on (Ht) (CW) and (CCT) Item Means Standard deviations Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables. Sum of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient (V) 81.93 25.57 1.0000 0.1692 0.3610 .0.0418 653.92 37.29 18.75 -5.60 (Ht) 123.00 8.62 O.1692 1.0000 0.4571 .0.0871 37.29 74.29 8.00 -3.93 0.0108 .40 0.364.^s- (CW) 24.47 2.03 0.3610 0.4571 1.0000 •0.2465 18.75 8.00 4.12 -2.62 4.6808 87.77 (CC) 71.67 5.23 -0.04l8 -0.0871 -0.2465 1.0000 -5.60 -3.fB -2.62 27.38 0.2449 -1.37 \-> VA (6) Regression No 6 (V) on (Ht) and (CW) Item Means- Standard deviations Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 2 variables Sum of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient (V) 81.93 25.57 1.0000 0.1692 0.3610 653.92 37.29 18.75 (Ht) 123.00 8.62 0.1692 1.0000 0.4571 37.29 74.29 8.00 0.0156 0.58 0.36l N ' s - (CW) 24.47 2.03 0.3610 0.4571 1.0000 18.75 8.00 4.12 4.5159 84.67 M M ON i ( 7 ) R e g r e s s i o n No 7. (V) on ( H t ) (CW) and (CC) Item Means S t a n d a r d d e v i a t i o n s (V) 81.93 25.57 ( H t ) 129.93 7.06. (CW) 27.27 3.08 (cc) 78.00 7.27 C o r e e l a t i o n m a t r i x 1.0000 0.6706 0.5197 -0.1986 0.6706 x 1.0000 0.1684--0.2117 0.5197 k 0,1684- 1.0000 -0.6281 -0.1986 -0.2117 -0.6281 1.0000 C o v a r i a n c e m a t r i x 653.92 121.00 H-0.95 -36.93 121.00 4-9.78 3.66 -10.86 4-0.95 3.66 9.50 - I 4 - . 07 -36.93 -10,86 -14-.07 52.86 C o e f f i c i e n t s f o r t h e r e g r e s s i o n o f t h e f i r s t on t h e r e m a i n i n g 3 v a r i a b l e s — 2.3022 5.103H- 1.1328 Sum o f s q u a r e s removed by - 278.57 208.98 -4-1.83 M u l t i p l e c o r r e l a t i o n c o e f f i c i e n t 0.826 'A* E S t a t i s t i c a l d a t a o f t a b l e 7 (1) R e g r e s s i o n No. 1 (V) on ( H t ) (CW) and (CC) Means S t a n d a r d d e v i a t i o n s C o r r e l a t i o n m a t r i x C o v a r i a n c e m a t r i x C o e f f i c i e n t s f o r t h e r e g r e s s i o n o f the f i r s t on t h e r e m a i n i n g 3 v a r i a b l e s Sum o f s q u a r e s removed by r e g r e s s i o n M u l t i p l e c o r r e l a t i o n c o e f f i c i e n t V) 9V.67 26.52 1.0000 0.2440 -0.1991 0.9299 703.38 109.00 -28.43 300.12 ( H t ) 108.80 16.84 0.2440 1.0000 0.3263 0.1181 109.00 283.74 29.59 24.21 0.1773 19.33 (CW) 22.40 5.38 -0.1991 0.3263 1.0000 -0.3195 -28.43 29.59 28.97 -20.93 0.3126 -8.89 C 12.17 0.9299 0.1181 -0.3195 1.0000 300.12 24.21 -20.93 148.10 2.0417 612.76 0.941 xx H CO (2) Regression No. 2 (V) on (Ht) (CW) and (CC) (v) (Ht) jtew) (CC) Means Standard deviations. 91*-. 67 26.52 85.27 16.74- 18.68 27.92 84-. 67 7.67 Correlation matrix 1.0000 0.6137 -0.4H-9H- -0.5063 0.6137 x 1.0000 -0.1224- -0.5389 -0.44-94--0.1224-1.0000 -0.1388 -0.5063 x -0.5389 -0.1388 1.0000 Covariance matrix 703.38 272.52 -332.79 -102.98 272.52 280.35 -57.23 -69.19 -332.79 -57.23 779.74--29.71 -102.98 -69.19 -29.71 58.81 Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables - 0. 5589 -4-.3580 -1.3137 Sum of squares removed by regression - 152.31 14-5.03 135.28 Multiple correlation coefficient 0.78H- X H (30 Regression No. 3 (V) on (Vt) (CW) and (CC) Item Means Standard deviation Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3'variables Sum of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient (V) 94.67 26.52 (Ht) 8 4 . 2 0 2 4 . 4 7 (CW) 12.87 2.70 1.0000 -0.4457 0.0183 -0.0163. -0.4457 1.0000 0.1445 -0.3166 . 0.0183 0.1445 . 1.0000 -0.4096 703.38 -289.21 1.31 - 3 . 5 7 -289.21 598.74 9.53 - 6 4 . 1 4 1.31 9.53 7.27' - 9 ' . l 4 mm- -0 .5434 0.22.55 — 157.17. 0.30 0 # l f 7 6N.S. F Statistical data of table 9 (1) Regression No. 1 (V) on (Ht) (CW) and (CC) Item Means- Standard deviations (V) 4-8.02 24-. 28 ( H t ) 98.51 22.94- (CW) 21.14- H-.38 (CC) 72.08 12. 52; Correlation matrix 1.0000 0.3610 0.324-2^ 0.1859 0.3610 A x 1.0000 0.6052 -0.0929 0.324-2 0.6052 1.0000 -0.1156 0 .1859 -0.0929 -O.1156 1,0000 Covariance matrix 589.61 201.07 34-.39 56.52 201.07^ 526.18 60.65 -26.68 34-.39 60.55 19.09 -6.33 56.52 -26.68 -6.33 156.75 Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables - 0.284-2: 1.04-85 0.4-512- Sum of squares removed by regression — 57.14- 36.06 25.50 Multiple correlation coefficient 0.4-99 ro (20 Regression No. 2 (V) on (Ht) (CW) and (CC) Item Means Standard deviations- Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables. Sum of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient • (V) 48 .02 24.28 1.0000 0.3688 0.1929 0.2655 589.61 198.10 19.52 78.46 0.441 (Ht) 96.64 22.12 0.3688 k K 1.0000 0.4553 0.1032 198.10 489.36 41 .96 27.77 0.3333 66.03 k x (CW) 20.96 4.17 0.1929 0.4553 1.0000 •0.1332 19.52 41 ,96 17.36 - 6 . 7 5 0.5096 9.95 (CO 76.49 12.17 0.2655 0.1032 -0.1332 1.0000 78.46 27.77 -6 .75 148.06 0.4906 38.49 1—• ro ro (30 Regression No 3 (V) on (Ht) (CW) and (CC) Item Means; Standard deviations Correlation matrix Covariance matrix Coefficients for the regression of the f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables Sum of squares removed by regression Multiple correlation coefficient (V) 58.-27 23.88 1.0000 0.24-18 0.114-1 0.1635 570.15 168.34-12.02 36.51 0.4-05 (Ht) 103.25 29.16 0.24-l8N*s« 1.0000 0.7821 -0.3226 168.34 850.29 100. 56 -87.95 0.3575 60.18 U.S. (CW) 22.30 4.41 0.1l4lN ' s« 0.7821 1.0000 -0.3277 12.02 100. 56 19.45 -I3.5I •0.7740 9.30 (CC) 71.00 9.35 0.1635N,S" .0.3226 •0.3277 1.0000 36.51 -87.95 -13.51 87.44 0.6576 24.01 ro (V) Regression No. V (V) on (Ht) (CW) and (CC) Item Means Standard deviations (V) 5 8 . 2 ? 2 3 . 8 8 (Ht) 9 7 . 6 0 1 9 . 3 2 (CW) 1 9 . 9 7 h. 5 2 (CC) 7 * + . 5 7 3.84- Correlation matrix 1 . 0 0 0 0 - 0 . 1 6 6 3 - 0 . 2 2 0 9 0 . 5 8 3 1 - 0 . 1 6 6 3 1 . 0 0 0 0 0 . 5 8 5 0 - 0 . 0 3 8 7 - O . 2 2 0 9 0 . 5 8 5 0 1 . 0 0 0 0 - 0 . 1 1 0 1 0 . 5 8 3 1 - O . 0 3 8 7 - 0 . 1 1 0 1 1 . 0 0 0 0 Covariance matrix 5 7 0 . 1 5 - 7 6 . 7 1 - 2 3 . 8 H - 5 3 . ^ 0 - 7 6 . 7 1 3 7 3 . 2 2 5 1 . 0 9 - 2 . 8 7 - 2 3 . 8 1 + 5 1 . 0 9 20H-4- - 1 . 9 1 5 3 . 4 - 0 - 2 . 8 7 - 1 . 9 1 in-. 7 1 Coefficients for the regression ofthe f i r s t on the remaining 3 variables- -- - 0 . 0 9 7 1 - 0 . 5 9 3 8 3 . 5 3 3 8 Sum of squares removed by regression - 1 U - . 1 7 7 1 8 8 . 7 0 k x Multiple correlation coefficient 0 . 6 0 7 ro - r
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A comparison of some 12-inch and 6-inch focal length photographs for photo mensuration and forest typing Lee, Yam 1959-12-31
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Title | A comparison of some 12-inch and 6-inch focal length photographs for photo mensuration and forest typing |
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Lee, Yam |
Publisher | University of British Columbia |
Date | 1959 |
Date Issued | 2012-01-23 |
Description | Photogrammetry has become increasingly important in the practice of forestry. Recently, the trend has been toward the development of photo-mensurational techniques for direct estimation of timber resources. The purpose of the present study was to assess the possibility of applying aerial stand-volume multiple-regression equations for the application of photo-mensurational techniques on several kinds of air photos. Field data were collected from sample plots located in the U.B.C. Research Forest at Haney as well as from the forest on the campus of the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver. Modifications in technique for the determination of tree height, crown width and crown closure were developed by the writer and are described in this study. Multiple linear-regression equations were used for the analysis of data. Application of the Electronic Computer Alwac III-E to solve all the multiple linear-regression equations is described briefly. Ease of typing was evaluated subjectively. The present study has indicated: (1) Using a spherical densiometer, a ground estimate of crown closure in per cent resulted in an over-estimate, as compared with the photo-estimate. (2) Tree count could not be used effectively as an independent variable in the construction of the photo-volume equation. (3) Best results were secured when photographs: were taken with a 12-inch focal length and a flying height of 15,600 feet above sea level. (4) For the construction of photo-volume tables, height, crown width and crown closure should be used as independent variables, especially when more than one interpreter is involved. (5) No significant differences were found among photographic papers or finishes used for the determination of photo volume. (6) Photography with a Representative Fraction (RF) of 1:15,840 should be satisfactory for forest typing. (7) The greatest variation was among photo-interpreters. (8) Photo-interpretation could be improved by the standardization of photo-interpretation procedures. |
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Photogrammetry Forests and forestry -- Measurement |
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Language | eng |
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Series | UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project |
Date Available | 2012-01-23 |
Provider | Vancouver : University of British Columbia Library |
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DOI | 10.14288/1.0075309 |
URI | http://hdl.handle.net/2429/40224 |
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Master of Forestry - MF |
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Forestry |
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Forestry, Faculty of |
Degree Grantor | University of British Columbia |
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