Category: Wood 
The field of dendroclimatology and, to some extent, the field of dendrochronology have played an important role in generating climate reconstructions of the past millennium    . In regions with large seasonal variations, trees produce rings of varying color depending on the species. In most cases, the rings shift from a lighter, low density early wood of spring and early summer to a darker, denser band of late wood at the end of the growing season. The growing season generally occurs during the summer month and its length depends on the species, latitude, and altitude. Therefore, trees hold perhaps the greatest potential for reconstructing past terrestrial climates at annual or even sub-annual resolution. The following observations can be made on the wood archive:
- Tree ring width
- Wood density
- Stables isotopes
Datasets based on Wood ArchivesCurrently, the LinkedEarth wiki hosts
- Mann, M. E., Bradley, R. S., & Hughes, M. K. (1998). Global-scale temperature patterns and climate forcing over the past six centuries. Nature, 392(6678), 779-787. doi:10.1038/33859
- Mann, M. E., Bradley, R. S., & Hughes, M. K. (1999). Northern Hemipshere temperatures during the past millennium: Inferences, Uncertainties, and Limitations. Geophysical Research Letters, 26(6), 759.
- Moberg, A., Sonechkin, D. M., Holmgren, K., Datsenko, N. M., & Karlen, W. (2005). Highly variable Northern Hemisphere temperatures reconstructed from low- and high-resolution proxy data. Nature, 433(7026), 613-617. doi:10.1038/nature03265
- Mann, M. E., Zhang, Z., Rutherford, S., Bradley, R., Hughes, M. K., Shindell, D. T., . . . Ni, F. (2009). Global signatures and dynamical origins of the Little Ice Age and Medieval Climate Anomaly. Science, 326, 1256-1260. dos: 10.1126/science.1177303
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Pages in category "Wood"
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