Long-term Spatial and Temporal Drought Frequency Analysis in Western United States Utilizing Tree Rings

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/302932
Title:
Long-term Spatial and Temporal Drought Frequency Analysis in Western United States Utilizing Tree Rings
Author:
Stockton, Charles W.
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona
Publisher:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Jul-1976
Description:
Final Report Submitted to the National Science Foundation by University of Arizona / Grant - DES 74-24163, January 1, 1975 to June 30, 1976
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/302932
Abstract:
The main purpose of this project has been to increase our understanding of drought history of the western United States through the use of tree rings. Accordingly, we reconstructed the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) in the western United States back to A.D. 1700 from 40 tree-ring series. In addition, we studied the joint occurrence of drought in the western United States and sea surface temperatures (SST) anomalies in the eastern North Pacific. To derive a long term SST record we reconstructed SST off Baja California from tree-ring records in Mexico and the southwestern United States. From a comparison of the SST reconstruction with the PDSI reconstruction we found that anomalously cold SST in spring and early summer appears to be related to large scale spring and summer drought in western United States.
Language:
en_US

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dc.contributor.authorStockton, Charles W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-08T00:44:30Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-08T00:44:30Z-
dc.date.issued1976-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/302932-
dc.descriptionFinal Report Submitted to the National Science Foundation by University of Arizona / Grant - DES 74-24163, January 1, 1975 to June 30, 1976en_US
dc.description.abstractThe main purpose of this project has been to increase our understanding of drought history of the western United States through the use of tree rings. Accordingly, we reconstructed the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) in the western United States back to A.D. 1700 from 40 tree-ring series. In addition, we studied the joint occurrence of drought in the western United States and sea surface temperatures (SST) anomalies in the eastern North Pacific. To derive a long term SST record we reconstructed SST off Baja California from tree-ring records in Mexico and the southwestern United States. From a comparison of the SST reconstruction with the PDSI reconstruction we found that anomalously cold SST in spring and early summer appears to be related to large scale spring and summer drought in western United States.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.titleLong-term Spatial and Temporal Drought Frequency Analysis in Western United States Utilizing Tree Ringsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizonaen_US
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