Analysis and Evaluation of the Sources of Variation in Tree-Rings from Mesa Verde National Park (Progress Report)

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/302953
Title:
Analysis and Evaluation of the Sources of Variation in Tree-Rings from Mesa Verde National Park (Progress Report)
Author:
Fritts, Harold C.; Smith, David G.
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona; Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona
Publisher:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
30-Aug-1962
Description:
Presented at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, Corvallis, Oregon, August 30, 1962
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/302953
Abstract:
The study of tree-ring series, called dendrochronology, was originally conceived by A. E. Douglass as a tool for studying sun-spot cycles. He developed a system of cross- dating which provided for the accurate age determination of rings and this made possible the precise dating of archaeological sites. More recently Edmund Schulman used the width measurements of dated tree-rings as estimates of past climatic and stream -flow patterns.Such applications appeared to have greater precision when the tree -ring samples came from so called "sensitive sites" (i.e., drained ridges or slopes). The present study is the first of a series designed to further assess the effect of site and to provide an estimate of the relative magnitude of each of the sources of variation. The study is supported by the National Geographic Society, Wetherill Mesa Project at Mesa Verde National Park.
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
dendrochronology

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dc.contributor.authorFritts, Harold C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, David G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-08T00:46:21Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-08T00:46:21Z-
dc.date.issued1962-08-30-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/302953-
dc.descriptionPresented at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, Corvallis, Oregon, August 30, 1962en_US
dc.description.abstractThe study of tree-ring series, called dendrochronology, was originally conceived by A. E. Douglass as a tool for studying sun-spot cycles. He developed a system of cross- dating which provided for the accurate age determination of rings and this made possible the precise dating of archaeological sites. More recently Edmund Schulman used the width measurements of dated tree-rings as estimates of past climatic and stream -flow patterns.Such applications appeared to have greater precision when the tree -ring samples came from so called "sensitive sites" (i.e., drained ridges or slopes). The present study is the first of a series designed to further assess the effect of site and to provide an estimate of the relative magnitude of each of the sources of variation. The study is supported by the National Geographic Society, Wetherill Mesa Project at Mesa Verde National Park.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.subjectdendrochronologyen_US
dc.titleAnalysis and Evaluation of the Sources of Variation in Tree-Rings from Mesa Verde National Park (Progress Report)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizonaen_US
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