Dendroclimatic Analysis Using Thornwaite-Mather-Type Evapotranspiration Models: A Bridge Between Dendroevology and Forest Simulation Models

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Title:
Dendroclimatic Analysis Using Thornwaite-Mather-Type Evapotranspiration Models: A Bridge Between Dendroevology and Forest Simulation Models
Author:
LeBlanc, David; Terrell, Mark
Affiliation:
Department of Biology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Issue Date:
2001
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 Research
Citation:
LeBlanc, D., Terrell, M. 2001. Dendroclimatic analyses using Thornthwaite-Mather-type evapotranspiration models: a bridge between dendroecology and forest simulation models. Tree-Ring Research 57(1):55-66.
Abstract:
The objective of this study was to document correlations between radial growth of white oak (Quercus alba L.) at 128 sites in the eastern US and variables related to early growing season site water balance, including the ratio of actual to potential evapotranspiration (AE/PE) computed based on the procedure described by Thornthwaite and Mather (1957). White oak radial growth was strongly correlated with all measures of early growing season water balance, but was most consistently and strongly correlated with Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDI) and AE /PE ratio computed using a modified Thornthwaite-Mather model. We propose that dendroecological analyses of tree growth responses to climate based on AE /PE variables could provide empirical data useful for improving climate response algorithms in forest simulation models. This change of standard practice could also improve biological interpretations derived from such dendroecological analyses.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098
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http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.titleDendroclimatic Analysis Using Thornwaite-Mather-Type Evapotranspiration Models: A Bridge Between Dendroevology and Forest Simulation Modelsen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeBlanc, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorTerrell, Marken_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biology, Ball State University, Muncie, INen_US
dc.date.issued2001-
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 Researchen_US
dc.identifier.citationLeBlanc, D., Terrell, M. 2001. Dendroclimatic analyses using Thornthwaite-Mather-type evapotranspiration models: a bridge between dendroecology and forest simulation models. Tree-Ring Research 57(1):55-66.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to document correlations between radial growth of white oak (Quercus alba L.) at 128 sites in the eastern US and variables related to early growing season site water balance, including the ratio of actual to potential evapotranspiration (AE/PE) computed based on the procedure described by Thornthwaite and Mather (1957). White oak radial growth was strongly correlated with all measures of early growing season water balance, but was most consistently and strongly correlated with Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDI) and AE /PE ratio computed using a modified Thornthwaite-Mather model. We propose that dendroecological analyses of tree growth responses to climate based on AE /PE variables could provide empirical data useful for improving climate response algorithms in forest simulation models. This change of standard practice could also improve biological interpretations derived from such dendroecological analyses.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.identifier.citationLeBlanc, D., Terrell, M. 2001. Dendroclimatic analyses using Thornthwaite-Mather-type evapotranspiration models: a bridge between dendroecology and forest simulation models. Tree-Ring Research 57(1):55-66.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
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dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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