SECOND COMPUTER EXERCISE

Palynology, Spring 2001


In this exercise, you will find modern analogs for fossil pollen samples, using dissimilarity indices. The modern analogs will be used to calculate precipitation and temperature values for the fossil samples. The exercise requires familiarity with MS Windows, DOS programs, and good internet skills. If you cannot use the internet to complete this exercise contact me immediately.


The assignment is to
    1. Download the ANALOG program from the USGS site
    2. Use it to find modern analogs for a file from NGDC
    3. Calculate climate values from modern analogs




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