A Technique for Examining Non-Climatic Variation in Widths of Annual Tree Rings with Special Reference to Air Pollution

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/260112
Title:
A Technique for Examining Non-Climatic Variation in Widths of Annual Tree Rings with Special Reference to Air Pollution
Author:
Nash, Thomas H., III
Affiliation:
Department of Botony and Microbiology, Arizona State University; Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona
Issue Date:
1975
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:
Nash, III, T.H., Fritts, H.C., Stokes, M.A. 1975. A technique for examining non-climatic variation in widths of annual tree rings with special reference to air pollution. Tree-Ring Bulletin 35:15-24.
Abstract:
A new technique is developed for examining non-climatic variations in widths of annual tree rings. For each tree core, the technique involves making an adjustment for regional climate as inferred from a regional chronology based on surrounding sites. The technique is applied to two stands in Gila County, Arizona, where air pollution is potentially a limiting factor on tree-ring growth. For the stand closer to the pollution sources, a marked decrease in tree-ring widths minus climate is evident during the period 1908 to 1920. Although this decrease coincides with a period when two smelters were operating nearby, air pollution cannot be definitively identified as the cause of the decrease in ring widths.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Air Pollution; Damage; Effects; Fumes; Gases; Increment; Injuries; Variation; Yields
ISSN:
0041-2198
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA Technique for Examining Non-Climatic Variation in Widths of Annual Tree Rings with Special Reference to Air Pollutionen_US
dc.contributor.authorNash, Thomas H., IIIen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Botony and Microbiology, Arizona State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued1975-
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.citationNash, III, T.H., Fritts, H.C., Stokes, M.A. 1975. A technique for examining non-climatic variation in widths of annual tree rings with special reference to air pollution. Tree-Ring Bulletin 35:15-24.en_US
dc.description.abstractA new technique is developed for examining non-climatic variations in widths of annual tree rings. For each tree core, the technique involves making an adjustment for regional climate as inferred from a regional chronology based on surrounding sites. The technique is applied to two stands in Gila County, Arizona, where air pollution is potentially a limiting factor on tree-ring growth. For the stand closer to the pollution sources, a marked decrease in tree-ring widths minus climate is evident during the period 1908 to 1920. Although this decrease coincides with a period when two smelters were operating nearby, air pollution cannot be definitively identified as the cause of the decrease in ring widths.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectAir Pollutionen_US
dc.subjectDamageen_US
dc.subjectEffectsen_US
dc.subjectFumesen_US
dc.subjectGasesen_US
dc.subjectIncrementen_US
dc.subjectInjuriesen_US
dc.subjectVariationen_US
dc.subjectYieldsen_US
dc.identifier.citationNash, III, T.H., Fritts, H.C., Stokes, M.A. 1975. A technique for examining non-climatic variation in widths of annual tree rings with special reference to air pollution. Tree-Ring Bulletin 35:15-24.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0041-2198-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/260112-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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