Derivation and Analysis of Climatic Information from Tree Rings
Principal Investigator: Jacoby, Gordon C. (2)
Licence Number: 12693
Organization: Columbia University
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1989
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: Dr. G.C. Wiles, Dr. R.D. D'Arrigo

Objective(s): To reconstruct climate over past centuries by taking measurements of annual tree-rings from old-aged trees growing near high-latitude tree line along the Horton River.

Project Description: The researcher will take 5 mm diameter increment core samples from old-aged trees growing near the tree line. This sampling is not harmful to the trees. At two sites the researcher will sample about 10 trees. The samples are processed to produce ring-width and wood- density data for each annual ring. This data will then be statistically compared to meteorological data to make estimates of past climate.