Browsing Tree-Ring Bulletin, Volume 30 (1970) by Subjects
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G. S. C. Tree-Ring Scanning Densitometer and Data Acquisition SystemA tree-ring scanning densitometer and data acquisition system has been built by the Geological Survey of Canada to extract tree-ring density and tree-ring width data from dendrochronological specimens and X-ray negatives of specimens. The system produces tree-ring density plots, ring density and ring-width bar graphs, and printed and punch tape digital data. This prototype was built primarily from commercial pre-constructed electronic components, but a modified densitometer and other original-design units also were used in the construction.
Preparation of X-Ray Negatives of Tree-Ring Specimens for Dendrochronological AnalysisTechniques for producing X-ray negatives of dendrochronological specimens have been developed at the Geological Survey of Canada and the Nondestructive Testing Laboratory, Mines Branch, The radiographs are produced to provide tree-ring density data to supplement ring-width measurements for dating and climatic studies. New specimen preparation techniques and X-ray methods are discussed. The quality and quantity of tree-ring information is enhanced by the use of X-ray analysis.