Response to Winter Precipitation in Ring-Width Chronologies of Pinus Sylvestris L. from the Northwestern Siberian Plain, Russia

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Title:
Response to Winter Precipitation in Ring-Width Chronologies of Pinus Sylvestris L. from the Northwestern Siberian Plain, Russia
Author:
Thomsen, Gerner
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:
Thomsen, G. 2001. Response to winter precipitation in ring-width chronologies of Pinus sylvestris L. from the northwestern Siberian Plain, Russia. Tree-Ring Research 57(1):15-29.
Abstract:
Six mean ring-width tree-ring chronologies were constructed for living Scots pine (Pious sylvestris L.), growing near the species' upper and northern limits in the area between the Ob River and the subpolar Ural Mountains in Russia. All ring-width series were standardized by fitting cubic smoothing splines and chronologies were constructed as biweight robust means. The six chronologies ranged from 181 to 276 years in length. Response function analysis showed all chronologies to have negative responses to winter precipitation. Most chronologies also showed positive, but relatively low responses to temperatures of the current and previous summer. Total October-May precipitation was reconstructed back to A.D. 1843 using the lagged and unlagged chronologies as candidate predictors. In addition to reflecting an unstable and time-varying growth-climate link, moderate verification results may partly be due to problems with short verification periods. The reconstruction contains almost equal amounts of high-frequency (<8 years) and low-frequency ( >8 years) variations, among them a significant 30-year variation. The precipitation signal may add an important aspect to reconstructing paleoclimatic fluctuations in the northern hemisphere. Continuing work with the Scots pine from this area depends on improving the quality of a precipitation reconstruction and finding older living and subfossil wood.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleResponse to Winter Precipitation in Ring-Width Chronologies of Pinus Sylvestris L. from the Northwestern Siberian Plain, Russiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorThomsen, Gerneren_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.citationThomsen, G. 2001. Response to winter precipitation in ring-width chronologies of Pinus sylvestris L. from the northwestern Siberian Plain, Russia. Tree-Ring Research 57(1):15-29.en_US
dc.description.abstractSix mean ring-width tree-ring chronologies were constructed for living Scots pine (Pious sylvestris L.), growing near the species' upper and northern limits in the area between the Ob River and the subpolar Ural Mountains in Russia. All ring-width series were standardized by fitting cubic smoothing splines and chronologies were constructed as biweight robust means. The six chronologies ranged from 181 to 276 years in length. Response function analysis showed all chronologies to have negative responses to winter precipitation. Most chronologies also showed positive, but relatively low responses to temperatures of the current and previous summer. Total October-May precipitation was reconstructed back to A.D. 1843 using the lagged and unlagged chronologies as candidate predictors. In addition to reflecting an unstable and time-varying growth-climate link, moderate verification results may partly be due to problems with short verification periods. The reconstruction contains almost equal amounts of high-frequency (<8 years) and low-frequency ( >8 years) variations, among them a significant 30-year variation. The precipitation signal may add an important aspect to reconstructing paleoclimatic fluctuations in the northern hemisphere. Continuing work with the Scots pine from this area depends on improving the quality of a precipitation reconstruction and finding older living and subfossil wood.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.identifier.citationThomsen, G. 2001. Response to winter precipitation in ring-width chronologies of Pinus sylvestris L. from the northwestern Siberian Plain, Russia. Tree-Ring Research 57(1):15-29.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262555-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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