Exploratory Temperature and Precipitation Reconstructions from the Qinling Mountains, North-Central China

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262620
Title:
Exploratory Temperature and Precipitation Reconstructions from the Qinling Mountains, North-Central China
Author:
Garfin, Gregg M.; Hughes, Malcolm K.; Yu, Liu; Burns, James M.; Touchan, Ramzi; Leavitt, Steven W.; Zhisheng, An
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona, Tuscson, AZ 85721; The State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xian 710075, People's Republic of China
Citation:
Garfin, G.M., Hughes, M.K., Yu, L., Burns, J.M., Touchan, R., Leavitt, S.W., Zhisheng, A. 2005. Exploratory temperature and precipitation reconstructions from the Qinling Mountains, north-central China. Tree-Ring Research 61(2):59-72.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Research
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/262620
Additional Links:
http://www.treeringsociety.org
Abstract:
February-April (FMA) temperature at Foping (1879-1989) and July-August (JA) precipitation at Xian (1895–1988) have been reconstructed using total ring width (TRW) and maximum latewood density (MXD) from trees in the Qinling Mountains, at the northern limit of the East Asian monsoon, in central China. The Xian JA precipitation reconstruction, albeit short, represents the first well-replicated, crossdated dendroclimatic reconstruction of summer monsoon precipitation for this region. Reconstructed Xian precipitation shows significant positive relationships with historical evidence from the region. The key feature of the precipitation reconstruction is prolonged summer drought during the late 1920s and early 1930s. The Foping reconstruction displays warmer-than-average FMA temperatures during this time period. These exploratory reconstructions, along with a previous reconstruction from Huashan, demonstrate the complexity of attempting dendroclimatic reconstructions from this region. Our results indicate that further attempts to locate long-lived conifers from here can result in an extended well-calibrated and verified reconstruction of summer monsoon precipitation.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; China; Asian Monsoon; Temperature; Precipitation; Dendroclimatology
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098

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dc.contributor.authorGarfin, Gregg M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Malcolm K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYu, Liuen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurns, James M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTouchan, Ramzien_US
dc.contributor.authorLeavitt, Steven W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZhisheng, Anen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-14T00:08:56Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-14T00:08:56Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationGarfin, G.M., Hughes, M.K., Yu, L., Burns, J.M., Touchan, R., Leavitt, S.W., Zhisheng, A. 2005. Exploratory temperature and precipitation reconstructions from the Qinling Mountains, north-central China. Tree-Ring Research 61(2):59-72.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/262620-
dc.description.abstractFebruary-April (FMA) temperature at Foping (1879-1989) and July-August (JA) precipitation at Xian (1895–1988) have been reconstructed using total ring width (TRW) and maximum latewood density (MXD) from trees in the Qinling Mountains, at the northern limit of the East Asian monsoon, in central China. The Xian JA precipitation reconstruction, albeit short, represents the first well-replicated, crossdated dendroclimatic reconstruction of summer monsoon precipitation for this region. Reconstructed Xian precipitation shows significant positive relationships with historical evidence from the region. The key feature of the precipitation reconstruction is prolonged summer drought during the late 1920s and early 1930s. The Foping reconstruction displays warmer-than-average FMA temperatures during this time period. These exploratory reconstructions, along with a previous reconstruction from Huashan, demonstrate the complexity of attempting dendroclimatic reconstructions from this region. Our results indicate that further attempts to locate long-lived conifers from here can result in an extended well-calibrated and verified reconstruction of summer monsoon precipitation.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.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectAsian Monsoonen_US
dc.subjectTemperatureen_US
dc.subjectPrecipitationen_US
dc.subjectDendroclimatologyen_US
dc.titleExploratory Temperature and Precipitation Reconstructions from the Qinling Mountains, North-Central Chinaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona, Tuscson, AZ 85721en_US
dc.contributor.departmentThe State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xian 710075, People's Republic of Chinaen_US
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen_US
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