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Title: Statistical significance of beach sampling methods
Authors: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Krumbein, William Christian, 1902-1979
Keywords: Beach erosion
Beach sampling
Statistical models
Publisher: United States, Beach Erosion Board
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no. 50.
Description: Technical Memorandum
From the Introduction: Methods of sampling beaches are largely empirical in that few studies have been made to test the effectiveness of different sampling plans. The purpose of this report is to review beach sampling methods in terms of some statistical principles, and to suggest tentative plans for improving the representativeness in the samples. In order to be self-contained the report includes some discussion of the statistical methods used. The results indicate that no radical revisions of current sampling procedures are needed, but that recognition of explicit design elements in the sampling plan can result in greater reliability of the data for comparable expenditure of time and effort.
Rights: Approved for Public Release, Distribution is Unlimited
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