dendroclimatology


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dendroclimatology

[‚den·drō‚kiī·mə′täl·ə·jē]
(meteorology)
The study of the tree-ring record to reconstruct climate history, based on the fact that temperature, precipitation, and other climatic variables affect tree growth.
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These included a cross- section of a 704- year- old Deodar tree trunk along with exhibits of wood anatomy, seasoning and dendroclimatology.
Tree rings of Scots pine have been successfully used in dendroclimatology, mainly regarding trees growing on dry soils.
Therefore, we suggest that Scots pine growing on fens can be more useful in dendroclimatology compared to pine growing on bogs.
Although the field is less than a century old, there are now scientists who study dendroclimatology, dendrovolcanology, dondropyrochronology, dendrochemistry.
Within the last 30 years, dendroclimatology has become a major tool in the reconstruction of climates over the last millennium in many areas of the world (see Hughes (2002) for a comprehensive review).
The fundamental data in dendroclimatology are tree-ring chronologies-average series of RW or MXD data from paired radii of 10-20 erect trees of the same species at a given site with no obvious growth anomalies in the ring series.
The Tree Rings' Tale: Understanding Our Changing Climate" is the history of dendroclimatology, the science of tree rings.
Comparatively few studies have considered the dendroclimatology of Scots pine growing on pristine peatlands or peatlands showing small signs of anthropogenic activities (Zalitis & Bambe, 1991; Stravinskiene & Juknys, 1998; Linderholm, 2001; Linderholm et al.