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canopy

Ecology
The above-trunk portion portion of a forest or plant community.
 
Occupational medicine
An overhead protective structure covering a mining machine workstation.

Sports medicine
The cloth and suspension lines of a parachute which support the person or payload.

canopy

the branches and leaves of a woody plant, particularly trees, forming the uppermost light-restricting area some distance above the ground.
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The load-bearing structures of the canopies were not affected, as claimed by some media sources.
CEMI engaged Labreque Technologies to perform simulation analysis to estimate the amount of time saved by using the canopies.
Classifying the geometry of canopies from time variations of red and near-Infrared reflectance.
Made with highly recycled content, the canopies are also seismically approved.
Until recently, forest canopies have remained largely unexplored due to the difficulty of access.
By not taking time to check the canopy railing, you can damage the ejection-seat SEA WARS Koch fittings and the canopies.
The polycarbonate canopy, which grabbed the show's ConferenceAward as well as the Industrial Military Award, was designed to replace hand-formed canopies of laminated acrylic sheets, produced in a drape-forming process that is much more time-consuming and expensive.
The lack of methods to measure and analyze the UV environment within plant canopies at a scale relevant to microorganisms is the primary reason why research on the influence of radiation on phylloplane microorganisms has not been supported by in-canopy measurements of UV.
I waited on the starboard side of the jet while the plane captain opened the forward and aft canopies.
Little is known concerning the foraging behavior of bats above forest canopies.
A similar battle has disrupted the calm of Costa Rica's towering forest canopies.
Spatial distributions of newly created gaps during each 5-yr interval were significantly biased to the edge of the existing gaps as opposed to non-gap canopies ([ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 5 OMITTED]; 1976-1981: [[Chi].