Tests of the RCS Method for Preserving Low-Frequency Variability in Long Tree-Ring Chronologies

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Title:
Tests of the RCS Method for Preserving Low-Frequency Variability in Long Tree-Ring Chronologies
Author:
Esper, Jan; Cook, Edward R.; Krusic, Paul J.; Peters, Kenneth; Schweingruber, Fritz H.
Affiliation:
Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland; Tree-Ring Laboratory, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY
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:
Esper, J., Cook, E.R., Krusic, P.J., Peters, K., Schweingruber, F.H. 2003. Tests of the RCS method for preserving low-frequency variability in long tree-ring chronologies. Tree-Ring Research 59(2):81-98.
Abstract:
To preserve multi-centennial length variability in annual tree-ring chronologies, the Regional Curve Standardization (RCS) method calculates anomalies from a regionally common, non-climatic age-trend function. The influence of various factors on the estimation of the regional curve (RC) and resulting RCS- chronology is discussed. These factors are: the method of calculating anomalies from the age-trend function, estimation of the true pith offset, the number of series used, species composition, and site characteristics. By applying RCS to a collection of millennium-length tree-ring data sets, the potential and limitations of the RCS method are investigated. RCS is found to be reasonably robust with respect to tested factors, suggesting the method is a suitable tool for preserving low-frequency variance in long tree-ring chronologies.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Dendroclimatology; RCS Method; Low Frequency; Long-Term Chronology; Climate
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098
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http://www.treeringsociety.org

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTests of the RCS Method for Preserving Low-Frequency Variability in Long Tree-Ring Chronologiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorEsper, Janen_US
dc.contributor.authorCook, Edward R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKrusic, Paul J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Kennethen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchweingruber, Fritz H.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSwiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerlanden_US
dc.contributor.departmentTree-Ring Laboratory, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NYen_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.citationEsper, J., Cook, E.R., Krusic, P.J., Peters, K., Schweingruber, F.H. 2003. Tests of the RCS method for preserving low-frequency variability in long tree-ring chronologies. Tree-Ring Research 59(2):81-98.en_US
dc.description.abstractTo preserve multi-centennial length variability in annual tree-ring chronologies, the Regional Curve Standardization (RCS) method calculates anomalies from a regionally common, non-climatic age-trend function. The influence of various factors on the estimation of the regional curve (RC) and resulting RCS- chronology is discussed. These factors are: the method of calculating anomalies from the age-trend function, estimation of the true pith offset, the number of series used, species composition, and site characteristics. By applying RCS to a collection of millennium-length tree-ring data sets, the potential and limitations of the RCS method are investigated. RCS is found to be reasonably robust with respect to tested factors, suggesting the method is a suitable tool for preserving low-frequency variance in long tree-ring chronologies.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectDendroclimatologyen_US
dc.subjectRCS Methoden_US
dc.subjectLow Frequencyen_US
dc.subjectLong-Term Chronologyen_US
dc.subjectClimateen_US
dc.identifier.citationEsper, J., Cook, E.R., Krusic, P.J., Peters, K., Schweingruber, F.H. 2003. Tests of the RCS method for preserving low-frequency variability in long tree-ring chronologies. Tree-Ring Research 59(2):81-98.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262573-
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
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