Multicentennial Ring-Width Chronologies of Scots Pine Along a North-South Gradient Across Finland

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262617
Title:
Multicentennial Ring-Width Chronologies of Scots Pine Along a North-South Gradient Across Finland
Author:
Helama, Samuli; Lindholm, Markus; Meriläinen, Jouko; Timonen, Mauri; Eronen, Matti
Affiliation:
Department of Geology, University of Helsinki, Finland; Saima Centre for Environmental Sciences, University of Joensuu, Savolinna, Finland; Finnish Forest Research Institute, Rovaniemi Research Station, Rovaniemi, Finland
Citation:
Helama, S., Lindholm, M., Meriläinen, J., Timonen, M., Eronen, M. 2005. Multicentennial ring-width chronologies of Scots pine along a north-south gradient across Finland. Tree-Ring Research 61(1):21-32.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Research
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262617
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http://www.treeringsociety.org
Abstract:
Four regional Scots pine ring-width chronologies at the northern forest-limit, and in the northern, middle and southern boreal forest belts in Finland cover the last fourteen centuries. Tree-ring statistics and response functions were examined, and tree-ring width variation was also compared to North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and volcanic forcing. The tree-ring statistics show evidence of an ecogeographical gradient along a north-south transect. The three northernmost regional chronologies share a positive response to mid-summer temperature, and all four chronologies show positive and significant correlation to early-summer precipitation. Moreover, a positive and significant relationship to winter NAO was detected in three out of four regional chronologies. NAO also drives the common (inter-regional) growth variability. Years of known cool summers caused by volcanic forcing exhibit exceptionally narrow tree rings in the three northernmost regional chronologies.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Dendroclimatology; Scots Pine; Finland; Subfossil; North Atlantic Oscillation; Volcanic Forcing
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098

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dc.contributor.authorHelama, Samulien_US
dc.contributor.authorLindholm, Markusen_US
dc.contributor.authorMeriläinen, Joukoen_US
dc.contributor.authorTimonen, Maurien_US
dc.contributor.authorEronen, Mattien_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-13T23:42:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-13T23:42:41Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationHelama, S., Lindholm, M., Meriläinen, J., Timonen, M., Eronen, M. 2005. Multicentennial ring-width chronologies of Scots pine along a north-south gradient across Finland. Tree-Ring Research 61(1):21-32.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262617-
dc.description.abstractFour regional Scots pine ring-width chronologies at the northern forest-limit, and in the northern, middle and southern boreal forest belts in Finland cover the last fourteen centuries. Tree-ring statistics and response functions were examined, and tree-ring width variation was also compared to North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and volcanic forcing. The tree-ring statistics show evidence of an ecogeographical gradient along a north-south transect. The three northernmost regional chronologies share a positive response to mid-summer temperature, and all four chronologies show positive and significant correlation to early-summer precipitation. Moreover, a positive and significant relationship to winter NAO was detected in three out of four regional chronologies. NAO also drives the common (inter-regional) growth variability. Years of known cool summers caused by volcanic forcing exhibit exceptionally narrow tree rings in the three northernmost regional chronologies.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTree-Ring Societyen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen_US
dc.subjectTree Ringsen_US
dc.subjectDendroclimatologyen_US
dc.subjectScots Pineen_US
dc.subjectFinlanden_US
dc.subjectSubfossilen_US
dc.subjectNorth Atlantic Oscillationen_US
dc.subjectVolcanic Forcingen_US
dc.titleMulticentennial Ring-Width Chronologies of Scots Pine Along a North-South Gradient Across Finlanden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Geology, University of Helsinki, Finlanden_US
dc.contributor.departmentSaima Centre for Environmental Sciences, University of Joensuu, Savolinna, Finlanden_US
dc.contributor.departmentFinnish Forest Research Institute, Rovaniemi Research Station, Rovaniemi, Finlanden_US
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
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