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Title:
A Computer Program for Simulating Cambial Activity and Ring Growth
Author:
Stevens, Donal W.
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
1975
Rights:
Copyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Bulletin
Citation:
Stevens, D.W. 1975. A computer program for simulating cambial activity and ring growth. Tree-Ring Bulletin 35:49-56.
Abstract:
This paper describes an interactive computer program which simulates daily cell growth and differentiation in a single radial file of tree cells. The growth processes are controlled by 22 model parameters, half of which are constants, the remainder time-dependent. The program user specifies the constants and the form of the time variations desired. The program computes daily values for the time-dependent parameters, and applies these values to the calculation of cell diameters, cell division, cell wall thickness, and ring width for each day of the growing season. Output is in tabular and graphical form. The tabular listing consists of the cell diameter at each position in the radial file, and for the xylem it also prints cell wall thickness and a relative density for each cell. The graphical output plots cell diameter, wall thickness, and relative density vs. file position. The program was designed primarily as an instructional tool and has been used for this purpose with good results. Because of its flexibility it has potential for research, and some possibilities for such use are discussed.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Cambium; Growth Rings; Simulation; Systems Analysis
ISSN:
0041-2198
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA Computer Program for Simulating Cambial Activity and Ring Growthen_US
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Donal W.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued1975-
dc.rightsCopyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.en_US
dc.publisherTree-Ring Societyen_US
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.identifier.citationStevens, D.W. 1975. A computer program for simulating cambial activity and ring growth. Tree-Ring Bulletin 35:49-56.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes an interactive computer program which simulates daily cell growth and differentiation in a single radial file of tree cells. The growth processes are controlled by 22 model parameters, half of which are constants, the remainder time-dependent. The program user specifies the constants and the form of the time variations desired. The program computes daily values for the time-dependent parameters, and applies these values to the calculation of cell diameters, cell division, cell wall thickness, and ring width for each day of the growing season. Output is in tabular and graphical form. The tabular listing consists of the cell diameter at each position in the radial file, and for the xylem it also prints cell wall thickness and a relative density for each cell. The graphical output plots cell diameter, wall thickness, and relative density vs. file position. The program was designed primarily as an instructional tool and has been used for this purpose with good results. Because of its flexibility it has potential for research, and some possibilities for such use are discussed.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectCambiumen_US
dc.subjectGrowth Ringsen_US
dc.subjectSimulationen_US
dc.subjectSystems Analysisen_US
dc.identifier.citationStevens, D.W. 1975. A computer program for simulating cambial activity and ring growth. Tree-Ring Bulletin 35:49-56.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0041-2198-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/260157-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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