Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262564
Title:
Standardizing the Reporting of Abrasive Papers Used to Surface Tree-Ring Samples
Author:
Orvis, Kenneth H.; Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.
Affiliation:
Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Issue Date:
2002
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 Research
Citation:
Orvis, K.H., Grissino-Mayer, H.D. 2002. Standardizing the reporting of abrasive papers used to surface tree-ring samples. Tree-Ring Research 58(1/2):47-50.
Abstract:
Dendrochronologists traditionally report the grit size on abrasive papers used to prepare surfaces for tree-ring analysis, but significant differences exist in the measured particle size ranges defined by the different systems (e.g. FEPA, ANSI, ISO, JIS, etc.) used worldwide. The systems themselves are also subject to change and discontinuation. We propose that dendrochronologists report (1) the standard used to manufacture the grit (e.g. ANSI in the U.S.), (2) the grade within the standard (e.g. 400-grit), and (3) the SI equivalent measurements of mean or included-range grit-size dimensions (e.g. 20.6-23.6 μm). For example, rather than reporting our use of 60-grit or 400-grit, we would instead report ANSI 60-grit (250- 297 μm) and ANSI 400-grit (20.6-23.6 μm) sandpaper. Adopting SI equivalents will help standardize our methods by providing concise, replicable information about surface preparation, considered by many the most crucial step for helping to define clear ring boundaries and to ensure successful crossdating.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleStandardizing the Reporting of Abrasive Papers Used to Surface Tree-Ring Samplesen_US
dc.contributor.authorOrvis, Kenneth H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGrissino-Mayer, Henri D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennesseeen_US
dc.date.issued2002-
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 Researchen_US
dc.identifier.citationOrvis, K.H., Grissino-Mayer, H.D. 2002. Standardizing the reporting of abrasive papers used to surface tree-ring samples. Tree-Ring Research 58(1/2):47-50.en_US
dc.description.abstractDendrochronologists traditionally report the grit size on abrasive papers used to prepare surfaces for tree-ring analysis, but significant differences exist in the measured particle size ranges defined by the different systems (e.g. FEPA, ANSI, ISO, JIS, etc.) used worldwide. The systems themselves are also subject to change and discontinuation. We propose that dendrochronologists report (1) the standard used to manufacture the grit (e.g. ANSI in the U.S.), (2) the grade within the standard (e.g. 400-grit), and (3) the SI equivalent measurements of mean or included-range grit-size dimensions (e.g. 20.6-23.6 μm). For example, rather than reporting our use of 60-grit or 400-grit, we would instead report ANSI 60-grit (250- 297 μm) and ANSI 400-grit (20.6-23.6 μm) sandpaper. Adopting SI equivalents will help standardize our methods by providing concise, replicable information about surface preparation, considered by many the most crucial step for helping to define clear ring boundaries and to ensure successful crossdating.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.identifier.citationOrvis, K.H., Grissino-Mayer, H.D. 2002. Standardizing the reporting of abrasive papers used to surface tree-ring samples. Tree-Ring Research 58(1/2):47-50.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262564-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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