Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/260434
Title:
Response of Tree-Ring Density to Climate in Maine, U.S.A.
Author:
Conkey, Laura E.
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona
Issue Date:
1979
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:
Conkey, L.E. 1979. Response of tree-ring density to climate in Maine, U.S.A. Tree-Ring Bulletin 39:29-38.
Abstract:
Cores of red spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.) from three upper-elevation sites in Maine, U.S.A., were X-rayed, and minimum and maximum wood densities as well as ring widths were mechanically recorded. The 200- to 300-year series of maximum densities at the three sites show remarkable inter-site similarity. Maximum density and total ring-width series from one site, Elephant Mt., were standardized. Response functions, which measure tree-growth response to climatic variables, were calculated for each of these two series. The ring-width response function explained 66% total variance, of which 34% was explained by climate. The maximum density response function explained 70% total variance, 67% of which was explained by the same climatic variables. Thus, the climate signal from maximum densities is stronger, and perhaps more season-specific, than that of ring widths.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Dendroclimatology
ISSN:
0041-2198
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleResponse of Tree-Ring Density to Climate in Maine, U.S.A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorConkey, Laura E.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued1979-
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.citationConkey, L.E. 1979. Response of tree-ring density to climate in Maine, U.S.A. Tree-Ring Bulletin 39:29-38.en_US
dc.description.abstractCores of red spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.) from three upper-elevation sites in Maine, U.S.A., were X-rayed, and minimum and maximum wood densities as well as ring widths were mechanically recorded. The 200- to 300-year series of maximum densities at the three sites show remarkable inter-site similarity. Maximum density and total ring-width series from one site, Elephant Mt., were standardized. Response functions, which measure tree-growth response to climatic variables, were calculated for each of these two series. The ring-width response function explained 66% total variance, of which 34% was explained by climate. The maximum density response function explained 70% total variance, 67% of which was explained by the same climatic variables. Thus, the climate signal from maximum densities is stronger, and perhaps more season-specific, than that of ring widths.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectDendroclimatologyen_US
dc.identifier.citationConkey, L.E. 1979. Response of tree-ring density to climate in Maine, U.S.A. Tree-Ring Bulletin 39:29-38.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0041-2198-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/260434-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.