The Influence of Temperature and Precipitation on Ring Widths of Oak (Quercus Robur L.) in the Niepolomice Forest Near Cracow, Southern Poland

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Title:
The Influence of Temperature and Precipitation on Ring Widths of Oak (Quercus Robur L.) in the Niepolomice Forest Near Cracow, Southern Poland
Author:
Bednarz, Z.; Ptak, J.
Affiliation:
Department of Forest Botany and Nature Protection, Academy of Agriculture, Kraków, Poland; Computer Centre Academy of Agriculture, Kraków, Poland
Issue Date:
1990
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:
Bednarz, Z., Ptak, J. 1990. The influence of temperature and precipitation on ring widths of oak (Quercus robur L.) in the Niepolomice forest near Cracow, Southern Poland. Tree-Ring Bulletin 50:1-10.
Abstract:
Analysis of the relationship between ring-width indices of pedunculate oaks (Quercus robur L.) in the Niepotomice Forest with average monthly air temperatures (1826-1980) and total monthly precipitation (1881-1985) in Cracow revealed a strict relationship between tree -growth and the precipitation of June-July, May-July, and June-August. These relationships are described by a high percentage of agreement, at or around 70 %, and coefficients of correlation (rx) of 0.40 (June-July), 0.36 (May-July) and 0.30 (June-August). The group of 10 oaks with the highest coefficients between growth and precipitation yielded still higher correlations: 0.50, 0.50, and 0.41, respectively. High total monthly precipitation in June and July favors radial growth, while low precipitation reduces radial growth. The influence of air temperature on oak ring-width indices is less significant. The highest positive correlation occurs for January to April of the preceding year. Correlations for the years of radial growth have values close to or below (June) zero except for August.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Air Temperature; Dendroclimatology; Forest Trees; Growth Rings; Precipitation; Trees; Woody Plants
ISSN:
0041-2198
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dc.titleThe Influence of Temperature and Precipitation on Ring Widths of Oak (Quercus Robur L.) in the Niepolomice Forest Near Cracow, Southern Polanden_US
dc.contributor.authorBednarz, Z.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPtak, J.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Forest Botany and Nature Protection, Academy of Agriculture, Kraków, Polanden_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Centre Academy of Agriculture, Kraków, Polanden_US
dc.date.issued1990-
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.citationBednarz, Z., Ptak, J. 1990. The influence of temperature and precipitation on ring widths of oak (Quercus robur L.) in the Niepolomice forest near Cracow, Southern Poland. Tree-Ring Bulletin 50:1-10.en_US
dc.description.abstractAnalysis of the relationship between ring-width indices of pedunculate oaks (Quercus robur L.) in the Niepotomice Forest with average monthly air temperatures (1826-1980) and total monthly precipitation (1881-1985) in Cracow revealed a strict relationship between tree -growth and the precipitation of June-July, May-July, and June-August. These relationships are described by a high percentage of agreement, at or around 70 %, and coefficients of correlation (rx) of 0.40 (June-July), 0.36 (May-July) and 0.30 (June-August). The group of 10 oaks with the highest coefficients between growth and precipitation yielded still higher correlations: 0.50, 0.50, and 0.41, respectively. High total monthly precipitation in June and July favors radial growth, while low precipitation reduces radial growth. The influence of air temperature on oak ring-width indices is less significant. The highest positive correlation occurs for January to April of the preceding year. Correlations for the years of radial growth have values close to or below (June) zero except for August.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectAir Temperatureen_US
dc.subjectDendroclimatologyen_US
dc.subjectForest Treesen_US
dc.subjectGrowth Ringsen_US
dc.subjectPrecipitationen_US
dc.subjectTreesen_US
dc.subjectWoody Plantsen_US
dc.identifier.citationBednarz, Z., Ptak, J. 1990. The influence of temperature and precipitation on ring widths of oak (Quercus robur L.) in the Niepolomice forest near Cracow, Southern Poland. Tree-Ring Bulletin 50:1-10.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0041-2198-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/261919-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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