importFieldData: Imports field data from csv file

Description

Imports csv file holding field recorded data returning a list holding field and other key data provided as arguments.

Field measures to be taken on logs and branches include:

Usage

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importFieldData(fileName, dst, branchesAllometryFUN, bCM = 1)

Arguments

fileName

Name of csv file holding field data

dst

Fresh density of wood of the tree

branchesAllometryFUN

the function that should compute branch biomass from its diameter

bCM

Estimated position of the centre of mass of branches, a real number from 0.01 (CM at branch base) to 1.00 (CM at branch tip). As a rule of thumb, average live branches, with an average amount of foliage, have CM approx. from 1/3 to 2/3 of their length. bCM = 1.0 (default value)

Value

a list of 4 elements: field data, wood fresh density, allometryFUN function and branches CM

See Also

getCoordinatesAndMoment


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