Accession Number : AD0450595


Title :   A METHOD FOR CHOOSING MEANINGFUL TEST AREAS,


Corporate Author : DENVER UNIV CO


Personal Author(s) : Griffiths, Thomas M


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : This paper deals with the problem of choosing meaningful test areas for environmental studies. It examines the concept of areal differentiation. It utilizes the unit area method of classifying phenomena and applies this concept to the separate categories of climate, terrain, and natural vegetation. By examining the synthesis of three types of terrain, five types of climate, and three types of natural vegetation, eighteen natural environment unit areas are d limited for North America. These areas and sites are suggested for future testing of environmental classification hypotheses. (Author)


Descriptors :   ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS , SITE SELECTION , CLIMATE , TERRAIN , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , ECOLOGY , GEOGRAPHY , NORTH AMERICA


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE