As well as being a hands-on activity for students, the methods used in these investigations have real-life relevance and are employed by architects, planners and surveyors who use the same principles to estimate the height of buildings, and/or land formations, often employing the use of a clinometer
for accurate measurements.
CUTLINE: Quabbin Regional High School senior Dillon O'Neil sights a tree through a clinometer
to determine its height at the Stewardship Forestry station during the 20th annual Massachusetts Envirothon at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner yesterday.
Building on the systems solution theme, the Company will be highlighting two new products from its sensor business -- a high-speed, high-torque actuator and dual axis clinometer
percent closed, variable 9) was estimated with a spherical densitometer (model C; Forest Densitometers, Bartlesville, Oklahoma), as was slope (variable 10) with a clinometer
We discovered that with this technology, the prevalent source of error that plagues tape and clinometer
users--the problem of the top of the tree not being positioned vertically over its base--was eliminated.
If there were microtopographic differences in the site (as was particularly the case in drainage trenches) slope was measured with a clinometer
We measured percent canopy cover with a forestry concave densitometer and maximum canopy and nest height with a clinometer
Total height was measured with a clinometer
and DBH with a diameter tape (Table 2).
Tree heights were measured using a clinometer
in May 2005 and the annual wood production per tree (Pi) (g [yr.
Some students were unsure about how to measure angles in a practical context like this so I also had to show them how to operate a clinometer
These distance zones were determined by using a clinometer
to place marks on the inside of the bubble windows.
The angle of the plane of the web was measured with a clinometer
and recorded to the nearest 1[degrees] from vertical.