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Notes: Semiautomated Recording of Wood Cell Dimensions

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A sonic-digitizing unit allows large volumes of highly precise anatomical measurements to be made rapidly. Magnetic tape storage and direct reading to a computer for analysis eliminate most human error input in data handling. Sonic measuring equipment, recording equipment, and computer programs for data processing are described, and performance of the system is evaluated. Forest Sci. 27:336-338.

Keywords: Sonic digitizer; fiber length; sensors; stylus

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Research Forest Products Technologist, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI 53705, maintained in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin

Publication date: June 1, 1981

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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.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

    Also published by SAF:
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