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TREE-RING BASED RECONSTRUCTIONS OF INTERANNUAL TO DECADAL SCALE PRECIPITATION VARIABILITY FOR NORTHEASTERN UTAH SINCE 1226 A.D.1

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2004

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Gray, Stephen T, Jackson, Stephen T, and Betancourt, Julio L, 2004, TREE-RING BASED RECONSTRUCTIONS OF INTERANNUAL TO DECADAL SCALE PRECIPITATION VARIABILITY FOR NORTHEASTERN UTAH SINCE 1226 A.D.1: JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 40, iss. 4, p. 947-960 LA - en.

Summary

ABSTRACT: Samples from 107 piñon pines (Pinns edulis) at four sites were used to develop a proxy record of annual (June to June) precipitation spanning the 1226 to 2001 AD interval for the Uinta Basin Watershed of northeastern Utah. The reconstruction reveals significant precipitation variability at interannual to decadal scales. Single-year dry events before the instrumental period tended to be more severe than those after 1900. In general, decadal scale dry events were longer and more severe prior to 1900. In particular, dry events in the late 13th, 16th, and 18th Centuries surpass the magnitude and duration of droughts seen in the Uinta Basin after 1900. The last four decades of the 20th Century also represent one of the wettest [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Tue Apr 23 14:26:21 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Biotic Response to Climatic Variability and Human Impacts in Arid Lands.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b9e4b04b508bfd336b">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b9e4b04b508bfd336b</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2004.tb01058.x

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