annual ring

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an annual formation of wood in plants as they grow


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Utility of herbaceous annual rings as markers of plant response to disturbance: A case study using roots of a common milkweed species of the US tallgrass prairie.
Relationship between March-May seasonal precipitation and total annual ring width, earlywood and latewood indexes of Pinus oocarpa.
The application of wood fungi to enhance annual ring detection in three diffuse-porous hardwoods.
The annual ring properties of the wood samples seem to be an insignificant factor affecting the colour changes during the thermal compressing.
As an example, the registration coupon came from IBM years ago to measure annual ring and measure breakout using an x-ray.
We measured annual ring widths, graphed radial growth patterns, and identified possible disturbance dates for each site when radial growth increased concurrently in least 2 trees per site within 5 years.
Some authors found an annual ring, while others concluded that ring formation was semi-annual, implying different growth rates between geographical areas.
A dendrochronologist must be able to read micro-rings just two cells wide, false rings embedded in a single annual ring, fuzzy ring boundaries in tropical trees, missing rings, pinched rings that are missing part of their circumference, frost rings formed from freezing temperatures during the growing season, and fire scars that lack telltale charcoal.
In addition, a sudden increase of the specific activity of a radionuclide in the annual ring of a tree may mean the plant's contamination through its surface part (Malek et al.
The distinguishing of the youngest age group and interpretation of the first annual ring on the otolith are the key elements in age determination.
"Of course, any drop in annual ring turnover goes directly to our bottom line but we are in a much better place than 12 months ago.
Since climatic conditions, especially water availability, influence the width of growth rings, and since there is normally only one ring produced each year, patterns of annual ring production directly reflect past climates.
Any contaminant that enters a tree in a sufficient concentration to affect growth will be reflected in the annual ring width.
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