Application of robust regression to the analysis of BMP effects in paired watersheds

Richard A C Cooke, S. Mostaghimi, P. W. McClellan

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A routine is developed in which known information from the pre-BMP phase of a paired watershed monitoring project is used to make inferences about the minimum level of change that would be significant after a specified duration of post-BMP monitoring, or to determine the minimum duration of post-BMP monitoring to be able to detect a specified level of change. In addition to the usual least squares regression procedure, the routine estimates the linear relationship using the reweighted least squares procedure, a robust (nonparametric) procedure that reduces the effects of outliers. In some instances, the reweighted least squares procedure results in an increased sensitivity of the statistical procedures for detecting change. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-101
Number of pages9
JournalTransactions - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)


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