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dc.contributor.authorFerguson, James Montgomeryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:32:23Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:32:23Z
dc.date.issued1979-05-16en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-03242009-040930en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/41786
dc.description.abstract

A dendrochronological technique was developed. It relies upon developing relative annual ring-width indices, and identifying unusually high yearly agreement in two or more samples. These agreements in the tree growth ring indices are called key years. Statistical procedures are developed for evaluating goodness of fit among sets of tree-ring samples.

A study was conducted in Surry County, Virginia which tested methods of analyzing key-year patterns over a wide area. Cross-dating of trees utilizing key-year patterns from living trees and old building timbers was successfully accomplished in Montgomery County, Virginia.

Key-year pattern data from both counties were used in a study of the correlation of key-year patterns with the Palmer Drought Index, to the occurrence of forest insect outbreaks, and to forest fires. The results showed a correlation in each case.

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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1979.F471.pdfen_US
dc.subjectTree-ringsen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1979.F471en_US
dc.titleThe development and application of a technique in dendrochronologyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEntomologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEntomologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairHeikkenen, Herman Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGiles, Robert H. Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPienkowski, Robert L.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-03242009-040930/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-03-24en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-03-24
dc.date.adate2009-03-24en_US


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