Chronology Stripping as a Tool for Enhancing the Statistical Quality of Tree-Ring Chronologies

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262571
Title:
Chronology Stripping as a Tool for Enhancing the Statistical Quality of Tree-Ring Chronologies
Author:
Fowler, Anthony; Boswijk, Gretel
Affiliation:
School of Geography and Environmental Science, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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:
Fowler, A., Boswijk, G. 2003. Chronology stripping as a tool for enhancing the statistical quality of tree-ring chronologies. Tree-Ring Research 59(2):53-62.
Abstract:
Replication is a key principle in tree-ring research. Dendrochronologists strive to maximise sample size to enhance the "signal" in tree-ring chronologies, often relying on crossdating to provide an effective quality control filter. However, is crossdating alone a sufficient quality test for incorporating a series into a site chronology? We address this question using an objective and automated "chronology stripping" method designed to maximise the chronology's "Expressed Population Signal" (EPS), by iteratively removing series which lower chronology EPS. A 15-site data set of Agathis australis (D. Don) Lindley is used to demonstrate the method. Results suggest that modest benefits may be gained by chronology stripping, but the quality control implicit in crossdating is indeed effective, at least for Agathis australis.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Expressed Population Signal; Kauri; Agathis Australis; New Zealand
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleChronology Stripping as a Tool for Enhancing the Statistical Quality of Tree-Ring Chronologiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorFowler, Anthonyen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoswijk, Gretelen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Geography and Environmental Science, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealanden_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.citationFowler, A., Boswijk, G. 2003. Chronology stripping as a tool for enhancing the statistical quality of tree-ring chronologies. Tree-Ring Research 59(2):53-62.en_US
dc.description.abstractReplication is a key principle in tree-ring research. Dendrochronologists strive to maximise sample size to enhance the "signal" in tree-ring chronologies, often relying on crossdating to provide an effective quality control filter. However, is crossdating alone a sufficient quality test for incorporating a series into a site chronology? We address this question using an objective and automated "chronology stripping" method designed to maximise the chronology's "Expressed Population Signal" (EPS), by iteratively removing series which lower chronology EPS. A 15-site data set of Agathis australis (D. Don) Lindley is used to demonstrate the method. Results suggest that modest benefits may be gained by chronology stripping, but the quality control implicit in crossdating is indeed effective, at least for Agathis australis.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectExpressed Population Signalen_US
dc.subjectKaurien_US
dc.subjectAgathis Australisen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.identifier.citationFowler, A., Boswijk, G. 2003. Chronology stripping as a tool for enhancing the statistical quality of tree-ring chronologies. Tree-Ring Research 59(2):53-62.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262571-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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