2 edition of statistical analysis of rainfall and its reconstruction from tree rings. found in the catalog.
statistical analysis of rainfall and its reconstruction from tree rings.
Barbara Marianne Gray
Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of East Anglia, School of Environmental Sciences, 1981.
The "hockey stick" describes a reconstruction of past temperature over the past to years using tree-rings, ice cores, coral and other records that act as proxies for temperature. The reconstruction found that global temperature gradually cooled over the last years with a sharp upturn in the 20th Century. Tree ring researchers have recognized the importance of data archiving since , when the International Tree Ring Data Bank was established to serve as a permanent repository for tree ring data (measurements, chronologies, and derived reconstructions). Its holdings are available online via the World Data Center for Paleoclimatol-.
Reconstructing temperature or another climate variable from a proxy such as a tree ring parameter has a formal resemblance to the statistical calibration of a measurement instrument. A statistical calibration exercise consists of a sequence of experiments in which a single factor (e.g., the temperature) is set to precise, known levels. This work was broadened in using a network of over tree-ring records across high northern latitudes (Briffa ). From to , there is a high correlation between the instrumental record and tree growth. Over this period, tree-rings are an accurate proxy for climate. However, the correlation drops sharply after
instrumental record. The accepted method for doing this is called double mass analysis (Kohler ). Cumulative totals of the precipitation record being tested are plotted versus cumulative totals of a record known to be homogeneous. Cleaveland and Stahle () showed that tree-ring chronologies could be used as the homogeneous climate record. The least squares method is a statistical technique to determine the line of best fit for a model, specified by an equation with certain parameters to observed data.
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Tree Rings and Climate deals with the principles of dendrochronology, with emphasis on tree-ring studies involving climate-related problems. This book looks at the spatial and temporal variations in tree-ring growth and how they can be used to reconstruct past climate.
Tree Rings and Climate deals with the principles of dendrochronology, with emphasis on tree-ring studies involving climate-related problems. This book looks at the spatial and temporal variations in tree-ring growth and how they can be used to reconstruct past Edition: 1.
Tree rings have been used as indicators of either temperature or rainfall (actually precipitation, since it may also come in the form of snow), depending on location.
In dry areas such as the US Southwest or the Middle East, tree ring widths can match 70% of the variability in measured precipitation for the period of overlap, which is the.
The final two graphs (Figure 8 and Figure 9) are for Bristlecone Pines from the record is very long – years – and therefore potentially very valuable for temperature reconstruction. However it shows a particular characteristic, that is there is a very marked increase in growth of tree rings from the late 19th century onward (above left).
Tree-ring dating (dendrochronology) is a method of scientific dating based on the analysis of tree-ring growth patterns. As author James Speer notes, trees are remarkable bioindicators. Although there are other scientific means of dating climatic and environmental events, dendrochronology provides the most reliable of all paleorecords.5/5(1).
A tree–ring width chronology based annual (prior July to current June) precipitation reconstruction (AD to ) for south–central Tibet show that periods of wet years occurred in AD –, –, – and afterwhereas relatively dry periods prevailed during AD –, – and – (Liu et.
The EIV reconstruction indicates recent warmth that exceeds the reconstructed warmth (past 1, years with caveats related to the use of tree-ring data, and the past 1, years if tree-ring data are excluded), but like the SH, the uncertainties are compatible with the possibility of brief periods of similar warmth over the past 1, years.
Maximum latewood density (MXD) chronologies have been widely used to reconstruct summer temperature variations. Precipitation signals inferred from MXD data are, however, rather scarce. In this study, we assess the potential of using MXD data derived from Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) growing in the Stockholm archipelago (Sweden) to reconstruct past precipitation variability.
S.L. Yu's 30 research works with citations and reads, including: He spatiotemporal variability of May—June maximum temperature in past years on the Qinghai Plateau, according to tree. Gordon C. Jacoby's research works with 7, citations reads, including: A long-term context (– C.E.) for rapid warming over Central Asia.
Subsequent quantitative reconstructions used statistical techniques with various climate proxies to produce larger scale reconstructions.
Tree ring proxies can give an annual resolution of extratropical regions of the northern hemisphere, and can be statistically combined with other sparser proxies to produce multiproxy hemispherical or global. The South Asian summer monsoon (SASM) is a major atmospheric synoptic climate system affecting nearly a quarter of the human population.
Climate proxy data derived from tree rings. The SADA is an annually-resolved hydroclimate atlas in South America that spans the continent south of 12°S from to CE. Based on tree ring records and instrumentally-based estimates of soil moisture, the SADA complements six drought atlases worldwide filling a geographical gap in the Southern Hemisphere.
Independently validated with historical records, SADA shows that. Calibration and verification statistics for the period – show good levels of skill for all reconstructions. The longest period of consecutive dry years, defined as those with less than 90% of the mean of the observed May–August precipitation, was 5 years (–) and occurred only once during the last years.
In the screening procedure, employing the same criteria on threshold of the correlation analysis (i.e. being significant at a 95% level of confidence) which was used in MDVM reconstruction, finally only 37 and 69 tree-ring records with relatively sparse spatial distribution (not shown) were respectively utilized for the PCR and EIV reconstruction.
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Hockey stick graphs present the global or hemispherical mean temperature record of the past to years as shown by quantitative climate reconstructions based on climate proxy records. These reconstructions have consistently shown a slow long term cooling trend changing into relatively rapid warming in the 20th century, with the instrumental temperature record by exceeding earlier.
From multi-proxy combinations 1,2,3,4,7 of climate proxy data (for example, from tree rings, corals and ice cores), or from reconstructions based solely on tree-ring.
The interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) represents the decadal mode of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation phenomenon. As such the IPO is one of the dominant modes of decadal climate variability on both sides of the Pacific Ocean basin. For this paper we utilized a newly developed tree-ring data network comprised of five multi-centennial Vietnamese cypress ring-width chronologies that.
Prior to regression analysis, the tree-ring chronologies were put through a process of variance stabilization described in Meko et al. Variance stabilization was done to reduce the effects of changing sample size on the variance of the tree-ring chronology, especially in the early portions of chronologies below, say, six individual.
Dendrochronology or tree-ring dating is the method of scientific dating based on the analysis of tree ring growth patterns. Since tree growth is influenced by climatic conditions, such as temperature and precipitation, patterns in tree-ring widths, density, and isotopic composition reflect annual variations in climate.The presence of an ancient, high-elevation pine forest in the Natural Park of Sierras de Cazorla in southern Spain, including some trees reaching > years, stimulated efforts to develop high-resolution temperature reconstructions in an otherwise drought-dominated region.
Here, we present a reconstruction of spring and fall temperature variability derived from black pine tree ring maximum.The classic book Tree Rings and Climate, by H.C. Fritts, published inprovided a superb introduction to the science and an in-depth description of techniques useful for extracting climatic information from tree rings.
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