transect

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v transect cut across or divide transversely "the trails transect the property"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n transect In phytogeography, a cross-section (or representation of one) of the vegetation of a station or larger unit. A line transect records the species as they occur along a chosen line. A belt transect shows the occurrence and the arrangement of plants in a strip, say one decimeter wide. Either of these may be permanent, that is, marked for observation year after year with only the natural change; or denuded, that is, cleaved of vegetation after charting to observe the invasion of new plants, A layer transect is a vertical cut through a layered formation as a forest, showing the species occurring in a line and their height. F E. Clements.
    • transect To cut across; dissect transversely.
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Usage

In literature:

Aldous, on eight transects in the Park.
"Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Sydney Anderson
For example, in trap lines transecting dry washes and level sageland two assemblages of rodents were found.
"Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California" by Terry A. Vaughan
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In news:

Medtronic Stent Graft for Aortic Transection Repair.
FDA Approves Medtronic Stent Graft for Aortic Transection Repair.
The Redwood Transect was supported by the National Geographic Society, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the Save-the- Redwoods League.
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In science:

This permitted them to use shipborne sampling to find transects of zooplankton abundance and chlorophyll fluorescence, which provides an appropriate method for estimating phytoplankton concentration, and to make a spectral analysis of the spatial heterogeneity.
Stochastic population dynamics in turbulent fields
FIG. 6: Transect of the system showing the variations in plankton concentration.
Stochastic population dynamics in turbulent fields
In Fig. 6, we present data from a transect of the system, which is analogous to what would be observed by a shipborne sampling method.
Stochastic population dynamics in turbulent fields
FIG. 9: Variance spectra for phytoplankton and zooplankton, obtained from an average over 250 horizontal and 250 vertical transects of the system.
Stochastic population dynamics in turbulent fields
In Fig. 9, we present the plankton spectra obtained from averaging the power spectrum of 500 transects, 250 in the vertical direction and 250 in the horizontal.
Stochastic population dynamics in turbulent fields
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