Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262536
Title:
Tree-Ring Evidence for Great Plains Drought
Author:
Woodhouse, Connie A.; Brown, Peter M.
Affiliation:
NOAA Paleoclimatology Program, NGDC, Boulder, CO | Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research, Fort Collins, CO
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:
Woodhouse, C.A., Brown, P.M. 2001. Tree-ring evidence for Great Plains drought. Tree-Ring Research 57(1):89-103.
Abstract:
A new collection of tree-ring chronologies developed from trees and remnant material located in the western and central Great Plains makes an important contribution to the spatial coverage of the US tree- ring chronology network. Samples from 24 sites were collected from the west-central Great Plains, and to date, ten chronologies have been produced. When correlated with a set of 47 single-station PDSI records, the chronologies display relationships with regional spring and summer drought. The reconstruction of spring PDSI for eastern Colorado generated in this study suggests that the inclusion of Great Plains trees can improve the quality of Great Plains drought reconstructions. The eastern Colorado drought reconstruction explains 62% of the variance in the instrumental record and extends to 1552. This reconstruction provides information about the regional character of major droughts over the past four and a half centuries. Major eastern Colorado droughts include events in the 1580s, 1630s, 1660s, 1730s, and the 1930s. The late 16th century drought, noted as an especially severe drought in the southwestern US, appears in this reconstruction as only slightly more severe than other major droughts in this region.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTree-Ring Evidence for Great Plains Droughten_US
dc.contributor.authorWoodhouse, Connie A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Peter M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentNOAA Paleoclimatology Program, NGDC, Boulder, CO | Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, COen_US
dc.contributor.departmentRocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research, Fort Collins, COen_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.citationWoodhouse, C.A., Brown, P.M. 2001. Tree-ring evidence for Great Plains drought. Tree-Ring Research 57(1):89-103.en_US
dc.description.abstractA new collection of tree-ring chronologies developed from trees and remnant material located in the western and central Great Plains makes an important contribution to the spatial coverage of the US tree- ring chronology network. Samples from 24 sites were collected from the west-central Great Plains, and to date, ten chronologies have been produced. When correlated with a set of 47 single-station PDSI records, the chronologies display relationships with regional spring and summer drought. The reconstruction of spring PDSI for eastern Colorado generated in this study suggests that the inclusion of Great Plains trees can improve the quality of Great Plains drought reconstructions. The eastern Colorado drought reconstruction explains 62% of the variance in the instrumental record and extends to 1552. This reconstruction provides information about the regional character of major droughts over the past four and a half centuries. Major eastern Colorado droughts include events in the 1580s, 1630s, 1660s, 1730s, and the 1930s. The late 16th century drought, noted as an especially severe drought in the southwestern US, appears in this reconstruction as only slightly more severe than other major droughts in this region.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.identifier.citationWoodhouse, C.A., Brown, P.M. 2001. Tree-ring evidence for Great Plains drought. Tree-Ring Research 57(1):89-103.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262536-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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