Multivariate Techniques for Specifying Tree-Growth and Climate Relationships and for Reconstructing Anomalies in Paleoclimate

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/302685
Title:
Multivariate Techniques for Specifying Tree-Growth and Climate Relationships and for Reconstructing Anomalies in Paleoclimate
Author:
Fritts, Harold C.; Blasing, Terence J.; Hayden, Bruce P.; Kutzbach, John E.
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona; Center for Climatic Research, University of Arizona; Department of Environmental Science, University of Virginia; Department of Environmental Science, University of Virginia
Publisher:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
9-Nov-1970
Description:
Project: Dendroclimatic History of the United States, Contract: E-41-70(N) / 1970 Final Report Prepared for: Laboratory for Environmental Data Research, Environmental Data Service, Weather Bureau, Environmental Science Services Administration, United States Department of Commerce / November 9, 1970
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/302685
Abstract:
Ring widths from trees on certain sites reflect climatic variation. Therefore, long time series derived from replicated and precisely dated ring-width chronologies may be utilized to extend climatic records into prehistoric times. Multivariate analyses of tree -ring chronologies from western North America are used to derive response functions from which one can ascertain what climatic information each ring -width chronology contains. In addition, multivariate analyses are utilized to calibrate a large number of ring -width chronologies of diverse response functions and from widely dispersed sites with a large number of regional climatic variables. A series of transfer functions are derived which allow estimates of anomalous climatic variation from tree -ring records. Reconstructions of anomalous variation in atmospheric circulation for portions of the northern hemisphere back to A.D. 1700 are obtained by applying the transfer functions to tree -ring data for time periods when ring data are available but climatic data are not.
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Paleoclimatology.; Dendrochronology.; Tree-rings.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFritts, Harold C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBlasing, Terence J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHayden, Bruce P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKutzbach, John E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-04T01:55:41Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-04T01:55:41Z-
dc.date.issued1970-11-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/302685-
dc.descriptionProject: Dendroclimatic History of the United States, Contract: E-41-70(N) / 1970 Final Report Prepared for: Laboratory for Environmental Data Research, Environmental Data Service, Weather Bureau, Environmental Science Services Administration, United States Department of Commerce / November 9, 1970en_US
dc.description.abstractRing widths from trees on certain sites reflect climatic variation. Therefore, long time series derived from replicated and precisely dated ring-width chronologies may be utilized to extend climatic records into prehistoric times. Multivariate analyses of tree -ring chronologies from western North America are used to derive response functions from which one can ascertain what climatic information each ring -width chronology contains. In addition, multivariate analyses are utilized to calibrate a large number of ring -width chronologies of diverse response functions and from widely dispersed sites with a large number of regional climatic variables. A series of transfer functions are derived which allow estimates of anomalous climatic variation from tree -ring records. Reconstructions of anomalous variation in atmospheric circulation for portions of the northern hemisphere back to A.D. 1700 are obtained by applying the transfer functions to tree -ring data for time periods when ring data are available but climatic data are not.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.sourceLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research Archives. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectPaleoclimatology.en_US
dc.subjectDendrochronology.en_US
dc.subjectTree-rings.en_US
dc.titleMultivariate Techniques for Specifying Tree-Growth and Climate Relationships and for Reconstructing Anomalies in Paleoclimateen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Climatic Research, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Environmental Science, University of Virginiaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Environmental Science, University of Virginiaen_US
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