An application of climatological water balance modeling to dendroclimatology in the Black Hills of South Dakota

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Title:
An application of climatological water balance modeling to dendroclimatology in the Black Hills of South Dakota
Author:
Ni, Wanmei
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Tree-ring data from bur oak (Ouercus macrocarpa) and ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) were used to investigate the relationship between annual ring width and soil moisture in the Black Hills area of western South Dakota and eastern Wyoming. Soil moisture values were developed from a water balance model (SNWBAL), using climate data from weather stations in the area. The response between the tree-ring chronologies and climate and water-balance variables shows a strong relation between annual ring growth and precipitation and soil moisture. The best variable combinations for reconstructing the local drought history were identified from this analysis. Several statistical approaches were used to check the internal consistency of the data and to determine the relationship between the various data sets. A scenario for further study, especially for the reconstruction of past climate variables was drawn based on the results of response analysis.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Dendroclimatology -- Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.); Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.) -- Climate.; Tree-rings -- Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Swetnam, Thomas W.; Meko, David M.; Zwolinski, Malcolm J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAn application of climatological water balance modeling to dendroclimatology in the Black Hills of South Dakotaen_US
dc.creatorNi, Wanmeien_US
dc.contributor.authorNi, Wanmeien_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTree-ring data from bur oak (Ouercus macrocarpa) and ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) were used to investigate the relationship between annual ring width and soil moisture in the Black Hills area of western South Dakota and eastern Wyoming. Soil moisture values were developed from a water balance model (SNWBAL), using climate data from weather stations in the area. The response between the tree-ring chronologies and climate and water-balance variables shows a strong relation between annual ring growth and precipitation and soil moisture. The best variable combinations for reconstructing the local drought history were identified from this analysis. Several statistical approaches were used to check the internal consistency of the data and to determine the relationship between the various data sets. A scenario for further study, especially for the reconstruction of past climate variables was drawn based on the results of response analysis.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDendroclimatology -- Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshBlack Hills (S.D. and Wyo.) -- Climate.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTree-rings -- Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSwetnam, Thomas W.en_US
dc.contributor.chairMeko, David M.en_US
dc.contributor.chairZwolinski, Malcolm J.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213416545en_US
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