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Measuring cross sections using a sag tape: a generalized procedure

Author(s):

Gary A. Ray
Walter F. Megahan

Year:

1979

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Intermountain Forest Experiment Station

Source:

Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-47. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.

Description

A procedure was developed for surveying cross sections using a sag tape with unequal end elevations. The procedure is as accurate as traditional engineer's level surveys, is faster and easier, and can be programed for a digital computer by following the flow diagram which is provided.

Citation

Ray, Gary A.; Megahan, Walter F. 1979. Measuring cross sections using a sag tape: a generalized procedure. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-47. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.

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