European tree rings and climate in the 16th century

Briffa, KR, Jones, PD ORCID:, Vogel, RB, Schweingruber, FH, Baillie, MGL, Shiyatov, SG and Vaganov, EA (1999) European tree rings and climate in the 16th century. Climatic Change, 43 (1). pp. 151-168. ISSN 1573-1480

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We present a selective review of tree-ring variability and inferred climate changes in Europe during the 16th century. The dendroclimatological evidence is assessed within the context of the last 500 years and some interpretational problems are discussed. The tree-ring evidence is compared with various non-dendroclimatic evidence. The body of evidence shows that a large region of mid and northern Europe experienced a sharp cooling at around 1570/80 that, at least in the north, marked a shift towards a prolonged period of cool conditions. This region had its southern boundary in the Alps and there is little evidence for a major cooling in southern Europe.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2011 10:57
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 03:58
DOI: 10.1023/A:1005529830082

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