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Table (DB Name)stratumMethod
TableStratum Method
Field Stratum Assignment
DB Field Name stratumAssignment
Req'd? no
Data Type varchar (50)
Misc Flag n/a
References n/a
List? closed
Notes n/a
Definition The way that an individual's cover is assigned to the different stratum. Some methodologies allow an individul to span multiple strata and have stratumCover values in each stratum. Other methodologies require that all cover from an individual be assigned to the upper-most stratum. Further information about the specifics of stratum Methodologies that deviate from the standard practice of the stratumMethod referened in the field stratumMethod_ID should be described in methodNarrative.
closed List of Values:
Value Description Sorting
predominant stratum Each individual is assigned to one and only one stratum in which it most significantly occurs. Generally, this is the tallest stratum that the individual occupies. 1
soley height determined Individuals are included in each stratum they occupy, allowing one individual to be assigned to multiple strata, if it crosses the height boundary between strata. 2