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Simple Instrument for Quick Measurement of Crown Projections

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Abstract:

For the determination of vertical projections of vegetation, a simple instrument which levels automatically is described. It can be used both for point-quadrat and line-intercept sampling. The instrument consists of two prisms attached to a gimballed suspension system. It projects an optical line both upward and downward, thus allowing the simultaneous interception of the tree canopy and the herbaceous vegetation.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Staff of the Instituto de Ecología, Apartado Postal 18-845, México 18, D. F.

Publication date: November 1, 1980

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