Comments on Interpretation on Climatic Information from Tree Rings, Eastern North America

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Title:
Comments on Interpretation on Climatic Information from Tree Rings, Eastern North America
Author:
Phipps, Richard L.
Affiliation:
U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
Issue Date:
1982
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:
Phipps, R.L. 1982. Comments on interpretation of climatic information from tree rings, eastern North America. Tree-Ring Bulletin 42:11-22.
Abstract:
A general discussion regarding problems inherent to developing climatically sensitive tree-ring chronologies from eastern North America is presented. Tree-ring collections from eastern forests are typically not as climatically sensitive as western collections. Collections have been made from a diversity of sites, but it seems that collections from wet sites or sites of extremely shallow soils may have limited potential. The detrimental effect of crown crowding on sensitivity suggests preference be given to shade-tolerant species and to trees with less crowded crowns exposed in the canopy. Nonclimatic trends in tree-ring data are classified as growth trends and competition trends. Standardization of ring widths removes much of the growth trends, and merging individual tree chronologies into a mean collection chronology eliminates much of the competition trends of individual trees. Separation of ring width into earlywood and latewood widths, where possible, may be quite beneficial for non-pored and diffuse-porous species. However, this procedure seems to be of little value for ring-porous species.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Dendroclimatology
ISSN:
0041-2198
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http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleComments on Interpretation on Climatic Information from Tree Rings, Eastern North Americaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPhipps, Richard L.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentU. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VAen_US
dc.date.issued1982-
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.citationPhipps, R.L. 1982. Comments on interpretation of climatic information from tree rings, eastern North America. Tree-Ring Bulletin 42:11-22.en_US
dc.description.abstractA general discussion regarding problems inherent to developing climatically sensitive tree-ring chronologies from eastern North America is presented. Tree-ring collections from eastern forests are typically not as climatically sensitive as western collections. Collections have been made from a diversity of sites, but it seems that collections from wet sites or sites of extremely shallow soils may have limited potential. The detrimental effect of crown crowding on sensitivity suggests preference be given to shade-tolerant species and to trees with less crowded crowns exposed in the canopy. Nonclimatic trends in tree-ring data are classified as growth trends and competition trends. Standardization of ring widths removes much of the growth trends, and merging individual tree chronologies into a mean collection chronology eliminates much of the competition trends of individual trees. Separation of ring width into earlywood and latewood widths, where possible, may be quite beneficial for non-pored and diffuse-porous species. However, this procedure seems to be of little value for ring-porous species.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectDendroclimatologyen_US
dc.identifier.citationPhipps, R.L. 1982. Comments on interpretation of climatic information from tree rings, eastern North America. Tree-Ring Bulletin 42:11-22.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0041-2198-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/261100-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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