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The use of the IBM method in sporopollen analysis

George R. Fournier and Robert C. Newman
The use of the IBM method in sporopollen analysis
Micropaleontology (1964) 10 (1): 111-118


A method is described for processing of large amounts of palynological basic data by using the IBM 1401 computer. The palynologist enters observations on a counting sheet and the computer calculates percentages and relative abundance indices, and prints bar histograms in groups of five. The interpretation on of massive quantities of data in fractions of a minute make this method valuable in ecological studies of large areas, and especially in establishment of type sections and biostratigraphic units in regions where large amounts of information are obtained from well samples.--B.S.H

ISSN: 0026-2803
Serial Title: Micropaleontology
Serial Volume: 10
Serial Issue: 1
Title: The use of the IBM method in sporopollen analysis
Pages: 111-118
Published: 1964
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States
Accession Number: 1964-007077
Categories: Paleobotany
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1964
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