Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262547
Title:
A Cool Season Precipitation Reconstruction for Saltillo Mexico
Author:
Pohl, Kelly; Therrell, Matthew D.; Blay, Jorge Santiago; Ayotte, Nicole; Hernandez, Jose Jil Cabrera; Castro, Sara Diaz; Oviedo, Eladio Cornejo; Elvir, Jose A.; Elizondo, Martha Gonzales; Opland, Dawn; Park, Jungjae; Salazar, Sergio Bernal; Selem, Lorenzo Vazguez; Diaz, Jose Villanueva; Stahle, David W.
Affiliation:
The Nature Conservancy, Boulder, CO 80302; Tree-Ring Laboratory, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701; Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20013; Departamento Forestal, Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Buenavista, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico; Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas del Noroeste, S.C., La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico 23090; Department of Forest Ecosystem Science, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469; CIIDIR-IPN UNidad Durango, Durango, Mexico; Geography Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720; Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University, Bonzeman, MT 59717; Especialidad de Botanica, Colegio de Postgraduados, Montecillo, Estado de Mexico, Mexico 56230; Istituto de Geografia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico, D. F. Mexico; Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales y Agropecurias, Gomes Palacio, Duango, Mexico 35140
Issue Date:
2003
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:
Pohl, K., Therrell, M.D., Blay, J.S., Ayotte, N., Hernandez, J.J.C., Castro, S.D., Oviedo, E.C., Elvir, J.A., Elizondo, M.G., Opland, D., Park, J., Pederson, G., Salazar, S.B., Selem, L.V., Diaz, J.V., Stahle, D.W. 2003. A cool-season precipitation reconstruction for Saltillo, Mexico. Tree-Ring Research 59(1):11-19.
Abstract:
Old Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) trees were sampled in the Sierra Madre Oriental of northeastern Mexico and used to develop a 219-year chronology of earlywood width. This chronology is correlated with monthly precipitation totals from January to June recorded at Saltillo some 55 km northwest of the collection site. The chronology was used to reconstruct winter-spring precipitation (January-June total) from 1782-2000. The reconstruction indicates large interannual, decadal, and multidecadal variability in winter-spring precipitation over Saltillo. This variability is vaguely apparent in the short and discontinuous instrumental record from 1950-1998, with January-June totals ranging from 15 to 310 mm, multiyear droughts, and a negative trend in January-June precipitation over the last 50 years. The reconstruction indicates that severe dryness was prevalent over a 24-year period from 1857-1880. This mid-19th century drought exceeds the duration of any droughts witnessed during the 20th century. However, three episodes of winter-spring dryness have prevailed in the Saltillo region after 1950, a much higher frequency of decadal drought than estimated over the past 219 years and aggravating the regional water supply problems associated with this booming manufacturing and ranching center.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098
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http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA Cool Season Precipitation Reconstruction for Saltillo Mexicoen_US
dc.contributor.authorPohl, Kellyen_US
dc.contributor.authorTherrell, Matthew D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBlay, Jorge Santiagoen_US
dc.contributor.authorAyotte, Nicoleen_US
dc.contributor.authorHernandez, Jose Jil Cabreraen_US
dc.contributor.authorCastro, Sara Diazen_US
dc.contributor.authorOviedo, Eladio Cornejoen_US
dc.contributor.authorElvir, Jose A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorElizondo, Martha Gonzalesen_US
dc.contributor.authorOpland, Dawnen_US
dc.contributor.authorPark, Jungjaeen_US
dc.contributor.authorSalazar, Sergio Bernalen_US
dc.contributor.authorSelem, Lorenzo Vazguezen_US
dc.contributor.authorDiaz, Jose Villanuevaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStahle, David W.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentThe Nature Conservancy, Boulder, CO 80302en_US
dc.contributor.departmentTree-Ring Laboratory, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20013en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartamento Forestal, Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Buenavista, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexicoen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCentro de Investigaciones Biologicas del Noroeste, S.C., La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico 23090en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Forest Ecosystem Science, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCIIDIR-IPN UNidad Durango, Durango, Mexicoen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGeography Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720en_US
dc.contributor.departmentLand Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University, Bonzeman, MT 59717en_US
dc.contributor.departmentEspecialidad de Botanica, Colegio de Postgraduados, Montecillo, Estado de Mexico, Mexico 56230en_US
dc.contributor.departmentIstituto de Geografia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico, D. F. Mexicoen_US
dc.contributor.departmentInstituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales y Agropecurias, Gomes Palacio, Duango, Mexico 35140en_US
dc.date.issued2003-
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.citationPohl, K., Therrell, M.D., Blay, J.S., Ayotte, N., Hernandez, J.J.C., Castro, S.D., Oviedo, E.C., Elvir, J.A., Elizondo, M.G., Opland, D., Park, J., Pederson, G., Salazar, S.B., Selem, L.V., Diaz, J.V., Stahle, D.W. 2003. A cool-season precipitation reconstruction for Saltillo, Mexico. Tree-Ring Research 59(1):11-19.en_US
dc.description.abstractOld Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) trees were sampled in the Sierra Madre Oriental of northeastern Mexico and used to develop a 219-year chronology of earlywood width. This chronology is correlated with monthly precipitation totals from January to June recorded at Saltillo some 55 km northwest of the collection site. The chronology was used to reconstruct winter-spring precipitation (January-June total) from 1782-2000. The reconstruction indicates large interannual, decadal, and multidecadal variability in winter-spring precipitation over Saltillo. This variability is vaguely apparent in the short and discontinuous instrumental record from 1950-1998, with January-June totals ranging from 15 to 310 mm, multiyear droughts, and a negative trend in January-June precipitation over the last 50 years. The reconstruction indicates that severe dryness was prevalent over a 24-year period from 1857-1880. This mid-19th century drought exceeds the duration of any droughts witnessed during the 20th century. However, three episodes of winter-spring dryness have prevailed in the Saltillo region after 1950, a much higher frequency of decadal drought than estimated over the past 219 years and aggravating the regional water supply problems associated with this booming manufacturing and ranching center.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.identifier.citationPohl, K., Therrell, M.D., Blay, J.S., Ayotte, N., Hernandez, J.J.C., Castro, S.D., Oviedo, E.C., Elvir, J.A., Elizondo, M.G., Opland, D., Park, J., Pederson, G., Salazar, S.B., Selem, L.V., Diaz, J.V., Stahle, D.W. 2003. A cool-season precipitation reconstruction for Saltillo, Mexico. Tree-Ring Research 59(1):11-19.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262547-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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