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Portable Data Recorders in Forest Research

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A small handheld data recorder has been a complete success during its first year of use in hydrologic and silviculture research studies. The recorder is user-programmed to operate in different data-entry and telecommunication formats so it can communicate with different terminals and computers. This new data-collection system eliminates both field forms and the keypunching and verifying process, reduces errors, and greatly reduces the time between data collection and analysis. The data recorder is simple to use. Anyone who can complete field-data forms should be able to use the recorder after one to two hours of instruction.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Hydrologist, Southern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in Cooperation with the University of Arkansas

Publication date: 1982-05-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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