Title

CoralXDS - Coral X-radiograph Densitometry System

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Publication Title

Nova Southeastern University

Keywords

Measurement of linear extension, Density, Calcification, Coral X-radiographs

Abstract

The Coral X-radiograph Densitometry System (CoralXDS) is a Windows-based program which provides a tool for measurement of linear extension, density, and calcification from coral X-radiographs. These quantities are determined for high-density, low-density, and annual bands. CoralXDS operates in two "modes": full mode and extension/luminance mode. Full mode measures linear extension, density, and calcification, while extension/luminance mode measures only linear extension. Extension/luminance mode requires only a coral image with scaling information. CoralXDS allows user specification of transect location and orientation on the coral image, and provides several options for automated and manual band selection. The output measurements are provided as plots and datasets.

Comments

Available as an online web document.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-9906-5845