ground layer


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ground layer

[′grau̇nd ‚lā·ər]
(meteorology)
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The ground layer is composed of species such as indigofera suffaiticosa, lippie javanica and regenerations of colophospermum mopane, diospyros quiloensis and a wide variety of mature and regenerating Acacia species.
If a signal is transitioning from referencing a ground layer to referencing a power layer, a stitching capacitor must be used instead of a via, which will end up adding much more inductance to the return path, but is certainly much better than no stitching at all.
Surface blocks are known to have shifted in the same way blocks of Earth's outer ground layer on either side of the San Andreas fault move past each in California.
However, the higher slopes of the hill will be warm, as the low circulation mixes the ground layer with neighboring warm air.
The aquatic layer was comprised of submerged or floating plants; the ground layer was restricted to bryophytes; the herbaceous stratum was characterized as vegetation less than 1 m in height; the shrub layer was characterized as vegetation with diameter at breast height (DBH) [less than or equal to] 4 cm; the tree layer was characterized as vegetation with living stems > 4 cm DBH.
TEPCO has denied the faults are active under existing guidelines, but, for example, the beta fault could be categorized as active under the new definition because it has displaced a ground layer including volcanic ash dating back 240,000 years.
In August 2002, vegetation of the ground layer in each of the five sites was sampled by using 20 line transects that were 5 m long; the end point of each transect was placed on 20 of the permanent stakes that were used in the overstory transects (n 5 100 quadrats/ site).
The presence of loose material below the ground layer was ignored.
Ground layer vegetation is sporadic and is primarily poison ivy and green briar.
of the ground layer species encountered in the Fall of 2008 in a 39-year-old abandoned field at Sand Prairie-Scrub Oak Nature Preserve, Mason County, Illinois and the I.
As another example, the Eastern Deciduous Forest contains multiple layers with large trees in the canopy, smaller trees in the understory, shrubs and groundcovers in the ground layer.