Accession Number:

ADA026261

Title:

A Concept for Constructing Vegetation Physiognomy.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 75-Apr 76,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

A method is needed for producing numerical descriptions of three-dimensional geometries of tree stands that will approximate descriptions resulting from actual tree-stand measurements. This report presents a concept for mathematically simulating the physiognomy of a single tree, in anticipation of further work toward computer simulation of any specified type of structure, from an individual tree of a given species to a forest composed of some given mix of species. The concept described herein is a generalized step-by-step procedure involving dimensions, locations, growth quanta, and direction of stems, branches, and twigs. The result is a line network representing a single tree.

Subject Categories:

  • Forestry
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE