Reconstructing summer temperatures in northern Fennoscandinavia back to 1700 AD using tree-ring data from Scots Pines

Briffa, KR, Jones, PD, Pilcher, JR and Hughes, MK (1988) Reconstructing summer temperatures in northern Fennoscandinavia back to 1700 AD using tree-ring data from Scots Pines. Arctic and Alpine Research, 20. pp. 385-394.

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Abstract

Estimates of mean July-August temperatures for northern Fennoscandinavia are made back to 1700 using ring width and maximum latewood density chronologies of Pinus sylvestris L. (Scots pine) as predictors. Several prediction models are used and the best results are achieved with a simple two-variable model where climate in year t is estimated as a function of tree growth in years t and t + 1 at each site. The best reconstruction equation accounts for 56% of the temperature variance over a 74yr fitting period and 45% of the variance over a 39yr independent verification period. Relatively short-period variability (periods

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > Climatic Research Unit
Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2011 12:58
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2019 00:59
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/33402
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