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dc.contributor.authorMitchell, J. E.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-29T04:38:36Z
dc.date.available2020-09-29T04:38:36Z
dc.date.issued1972-07-01
dc.identifier.citationMitchell, J. E. (1972). An analysis of the beta-attenuation technique for estimating standing crop of prairie range. Journal of Range Management, 25(4), 300-304.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3896918
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/647382
dc.description.abstractThe standing crop of aboveground shortgrass prairie vegetation may be quickly and accurately estimated by the beta-attenuation technique. This technique is based upon the principle that herbage absorbs or attenuates beta particles emitted by certain radioactive nuclides as a predictable function of the herbage biomass intersecting the attenuation field between emitter and detector. Two methods of measurement are correlated with standing vegetation. These tests indicate that the method can account for approximately 90% of the variation measured in the field, with the exception of quadrats dominated by plains prickly pear. In addition to being accurate, precise, and relatively inexpensive, the beta-attenuation technique is nondestructive in nature, allowing repetitive sampling of the same location.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.titleAn Analysis of the Beta-Attenuation Technique for Estimating Standing Crop of Prairie Range
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries.
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Journal of Range Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume25
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage300-304
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