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Prevailing Winds on Whiteface Mountain As Indicated by Flag Trees Mountain

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The flag trees on Whiteface Mountain in New York's Adirondack Mountains were studied to determine the direction of prevailing winds. Using both the direction of branch growth and the position of reaction wood in the trunk tops, a very complex wind pattern was found. Wind instruments placed at various locations on the mountain during summer recorded the same prevailing winds as indicated by the trees. Forest Sci. 16: 222-229.

Keywords: Instrumentation

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Assistant, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, State University of New York at Albany

Publication date: June 1, 1970

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
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