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Research Note

Title: Tree shadow patterns and illumination measurements with clearcut strips and irregular openings in a true fir forest

Author: Gordon, Donald T.

Date: 1968

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-172. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 9 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-172

Description: Daily progression of shadows cast by red and white fir trees in forest stand openings is illustrated by vertical aerial photographs made on the summer solstice at 2-hour intervals from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The aerial photos show shade patterns in three irregularly - shaped, natural stand openings and two different widths (3-chains and 5-chains) of clearcut strips. Illumination measurements are reported to aid interpretation of shadow patterns.

Keywords: Shading, protective, seedlings, seedling survival, natural regeneration, forest clearcutting, photorammetry, light, Abies concolor, Abies magnifica

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Gordon, Donald T.  1968.  Tree shadow patterns and illumination measurements with clearcut strips and irregular openings in a true fir forest.   Res. Note PSW-RN-172. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 9 p.

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