Temperature and precipitation in Mongolia based on dendroclimatic investigations

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Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  2003
Authors  Jacoby, G.; Pederson, N.; D'Arrigo, R.
Journal Title  Chinese Science Bulletin
Volume  48
Issue  14
Pages  1474-1479
Journal Date  Jul
ISBN Number  1001-6538
Accession Number  ISI:000184463300014
LDEO Publication Number  6433
Key Words  tree-rings; mongolia; paleoclimate; climatic change; tree-rings; reconstructions; variability; solar

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. One Mongolian proxy record for temperature extends back over 1000 years and several others are over 350 years in length. Precipitation reconstructions based on tree rings reflect recent increases but also indicate that the increases are within the long-term range of variations. Spectral analyses of recorded precipitation data and the reconstructions support the hypotheses of quasi-solar periodicity in precipitation variation, previously suggested by others.


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URL  <Go to ISI>://000184463300014
DOI  Doi 10.1360/02wd0390