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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. "We made a lot of assumptions, so testing was necessary to confirm they would work the way we designed them," said CEMI R&D program director Seppo Haapamaki.
Classifying the geometry of canopies from time variations of red and near-Infrared reflectance.
In this work we have presented how to detect tree canopies using ultrasonic sensors.
It is likely that scissor-tailed flycatchers avoided wooded areas because the canopies were too crowded.
The new canopies allow children to be outside in the fresh air, protecting them from the rain and harmful UV rays of the sun yet still allowing the natural daylight to come through.
It is a methodical process, but with persistence it can lead to a much better understanding of how vine canopies behave.
The Orcal Canopies are available in flat, concave and convex styles giving specifiers and contractors full design flexibility.
Smooth and curved, the canopies measure at 47" by 76", and they are suspended from the building structure.
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. This careless attitude wastes maintenance time and money.
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.