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Equipment and sample handling

All sampled submitted to the laboratory are registered, followed by preparation of optimal surfaces for analysis across several growth radii of the tree. Subsequently, tree-ring series are measured and registered using specially designed measuring devices (Lintab and Aniol) connected to computers, screens and printers. The soft wares used for data storage, cross-correlation and statistical analyses are CATRAS and ITRDBLIB. Samples subject to wood anatomical determination are analysed with light microscopy and compared against the laboratory’s extensive reference collection of European woody plants

Sampling of a pine with a manual increment corer (left).  Preparation of a core sample (right).
Sampling of a pine with a manual increment corer (left). Preparation of a core sample (right).

 

Sampling in a mature coniferous forest in southern Sweden (left). All samples submitted for analysis are archived (right).
Sampling in a mature coniferous forest in southern Sweden (left). All samples submitted for analysis are archived (right).
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Department of Geology
Lunds University
Sölvegatan 12
SE-223 62 Lund

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hans.linderson [at] geol.lu.se

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