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DB Table Name disturbanceObs
Table Disturbance Observation
Notes This table stores plot observation information pertaining to observer estimation of the disturbance history of the plot.
Description disturbanceObs is a child of observation; a plot might experience many types of disturbance unique to different observation events.
Field DB Field Name Req'd? Data Type Misc Flag List? Definition
ID disturbanceObs_ID no serial PK no Database generated identifier assigned to each unique disturbance observation..
Observation OBSERVATION_ID required Integer FK no Link to the observation event with which this report of a disturbance event is associated.
Disturbance Type disturbanceType required varchar (30) n/a closed The type of disturbance being reported
Disturbance Intensity disturbanceIntensity no varchar (30) n/a closed Intensity or degree of the disturbance.
Disturbance Age disturbanceAge no Float n/a no Estimated time in years since the disturbance event.
Disturbance Extent disturbanceExtent no Float n/a no Percent of the plot that experienced the event.
Disturbance Comment disturbanceComment no text n/a no Text description of details of the disturbance and its impact on the vegetation.