Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262302
Title:
The Dendrochronological Signal of Pine Trees (Pinus Spp.) in Spain
Author:
Richter, K.; Eckstein, D.; Holmes, R. L.
Affiliation:
Institute of Wood Biology, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Issue Date:
1991
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:
Richter, K., Eckstein, D., Holmes, R.L. 1991. The dendrochronological signal of pine trees (Pinus spp.) in Spain. Tree-Ring Bulletin 51:1-13.
Abstract:
Thirty-one old-age pine stands in nine mountainous regions of Spain were studied in order to delineate dendrochronologically uniform areas. A country-wide cross-correlation analysis of the autoregressively standardized site chronologies showed the dendrochronological signal decreasing with distance so that beyond about 450 km crossdating becomes less reliable, but even over 630 km, the correlation coefficient is sometimes significantly high. A principal components analysis of the variance among the site chronologies segregated the chronologies into a northern and a southern group roughly along a line from Madrid to Barcelona. Two low-elevation northern sites were grouped with the southern sites. Moisture supply limits the growth of the pines in this group. In contrast, the high-elevation northern sites do not suffer from prolonged droughts. According to the uniform and extensive tree-ring signal in the south of the peninsula, the potential of dendrochronology for dating cultural objects is predicted to be favorable. Because of the greater variability between sites in the north, further studies are necessary to delineate uniform areas.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings
ISSN:
0041-2198
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe Dendrochronological Signal of Pine Trees (Pinus Spp.) in Spainen_US
dc.contributor.authorRichter, K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEckstein, D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHolmes, R. L.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Wood Biology, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germanyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued1991-
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.citationRichter, K., Eckstein, D., Holmes, R.L. 1991. The dendrochronological signal of pine trees (Pinus spp.) in Spain. Tree-Ring Bulletin 51:1-13.en_US
dc.description.abstractThirty-one old-age pine stands in nine mountainous regions of Spain were studied in order to delineate dendrochronologically uniform areas. A country-wide cross-correlation analysis of the autoregressively standardized site chronologies showed the dendrochronological signal decreasing with distance so that beyond about 450 km crossdating becomes less reliable, but even over 630 km, the correlation coefficient is sometimes significantly high. A principal components analysis of the variance among the site chronologies segregated the chronologies into a northern and a southern group roughly along a line from Madrid to Barcelona. Two low-elevation northern sites were grouped with the southern sites. Moisture supply limits the growth of the pines in this group. In contrast, the high-elevation northern sites do not suffer from prolonged droughts. According to the uniform and extensive tree-ring signal in the south of the peninsula, the potential of dendrochronology for dating cultural objects is predicted to be favorable. Because of the greater variability between sites in the north, further studies are necessary to delineate uniform areas.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.identifier.citationRichter, K., Eckstein, D., Holmes, R.L. 1991. The dendrochronological signal of pine trees (Pinus spp.) in Spain. Tree-Ring Bulletin 51:1-13.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0041-2198-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262302-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Bulletinen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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