Temperature and precipitation in Mongolia based on dendroclimatic investigations

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  1999
Authors  Jacoby, G.; D'Arrigo, R.; Pederson, N.; Buckley, B.; Dugarjav, C.; Mijiddorj, R.
Journal Title  Iawa Journal
Volume  20
Issue  3
Pages  339-350
ISBN Number  0928-1541
Accession Number  ISI:000082989400012
Key Words  tree-rings; mongolia; paleoclimate; climatic change; tree-rings

Recent tree-ring studies in Mongolia provide evidence of unusual warming that is in agreement with large-scale reconstructed and recorded temperatures for the Northern Hemisphere and the Arctic. The Mongolian proxy record for temperature extends back over 450 years and is an important addition to the global tree-ring database. Precipitation reconstructions based on tree rings reflect recent increases but show that the increases,are within the long-term range of variations. There is evidence for quasi-solar periodicity in long-term reconstructed precipitation variation, also shown by previous studies. Mongolia has excellent sampling resources for future studies.


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