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Title:
The Relation of Growth Ring Widths in American Beech and White Oak to Variations in Climate
Author:
Fritts, Harold C.
Issue Date:
Dec-1962
Rights:
Copyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Bulletin
Citation:
Fritts, H.C. 1962. The relation of growth ring widths in American beech and white oak to variations in climate. Tree-Ring Bulletin 25(1-2):2-10.
Abstract:
An analysis is made of beech from Ohio and white oak from Illinois using a stepwise multiple regression technique to evaluate ring growth and climatic relationships. Ring widths for beech are directly related to the moisture supply during August and to temperatures for May-July of the preceding year. They are equally related to moisture during June-August of the current year and somewhat dependent upon the precipitation of the previous winter. The earlywood width of white oak is directly related to available moisture during the preceding September and to moisture during the current June, and inversely related in slight degree to the temperature of April. Latewood width of oak is primarily dependent upon the availability of moisture during the current June and July but is somewhat related to the moisture during May of the previous year. Serial correlation is prominent from growth layer to growth layer in both species. The physiological relationships which may produce these results are discussed. Some relationships involving considerable lag in the growth response are possible controls of bud formation and food accumulation, while others involving more immediate response are primarily the effect of moisture stress within the tree.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Buds; Climate; Climatic Factors; Effects; Forests; Growth Rings; Increment; Latewood; Mensuration; Phenology; Plant Development; Rain; Relationships; Temperature; Water Stress
ISSN:
0041-2198
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe Relation of Growth Ring Widths in American Beech and White Oak to Variations in Climateen_US
dc.contributor.authorFritts, Harold C.en_US
dc.date.issued1962-12-
dc.rightsCopyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. It was digitized from a physical copy provided by the Laboratory of Tree-Ring research at The University of Arizona. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.en_US
dc.publisherTree-Ring Societyen_US
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.identifier.citationFritts, H.C. 1962. The relation of growth ring widths in American beech and white oak to variations in climate. Tree-Ring Bulletin 25(1-2):2-10.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn analysis is made of beech from Ohio and white oak from Illinois using a stepwise multiple regression technique to evaluate ring growth and climatic relationships. Ring widths for beech are directly related to the moisture supply during August and to temperatures for May-July of the preceding year. They are equally related to moisture during June-August of the current year and somewhat dependent upon the precipitation of the previous winter. The earlywood width of white oak is directly related to available moisture during the preceding September and to moisture during the current June, and inversely related in slight degree to the temperature of April. Latewood width of oak is primarily dependent upon the availability of moisture during the current June and July but is somewhat related to the moisture during May of the previous year. Serial correlation is prominent from growth layer to growth layer in both species. The physiological relationships which may produce these results are discussed. Some relationships involving considerable lag in the growth response are possible controls of bud formation and food accumulation, while others involving more immediate response are primarily the effect of moisture stress within the tree.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectBudsen_US
dc.subjectClimateen_US
dc.subjectClimatic Factorsen_US
dc.subjectEffectsen_US
dc.subjectForestsen_US
dc.subjectGrowth Ringsen_US
dc.subjectIncrementen_US
dc.subjectLatewooden_US
dc.subjectMensurationen_US
dc.subjectPhenologyen_US
dc.subjectPlant Developmenten_US
dc.subjectRainen_US
dc.subjectRelationshipsen_US
dc.subjectTemperatureen_US
dc.subjectWater Stressen_US
dc.identifier.citationFritts, H.C. 1962. The relation of growth ring widths in American beech and white oak to variations in climate. Tree-Ring Bulletin 25(1-2):2-10.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0041-2198-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/259352-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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