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variable > canopy cover rate

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canopy cover rate  


  • The percentage of the ground covered by a vertical projection of the outermost perimeter of the natural spread of the foliage of plants. Cannot exceed 100 percent. (Also called crown closure)

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Entry terms

  • canopy cover
  • rate of canopy rate

Scope note

  • US LTER controlled vocabulary




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