MATRIP [pronounced /may-trip/] a research collaboration between Mongolian and American scientists.

Mongolia possesses one of the most extreme continental climates in the world. Very little long-term climatic information is available for Mongolia. The dendroclimatic studies will determine:

1) if there is any evidence about climatic change in this relatively unknown, yet very important region

2) how it relates to larger-scale global changes.

We have initiated studies of Mongolian paleoclimate that includes temperature, precipitation and streamflow reconstructions. A map of Mongolia will give perspective on Mongolia's location within the Asiatic continent.