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Final Report- Measurement of ENSO-Related Climate Variables and Ecosystem Responses in Hawai‘i

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Thomas Giambelluca, Yoshiyuki Miyazawa, Shelley Crausbay, Abby Frazier, and Mike Nullet, 2017-12, Measurement of ENSO-Related Climate Variables and Ecosystem Responses in Hawai‘i: .

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Throughout the world, forests cover mountain slopes only up at a certain elevation. Above that level, trees become scattered. Higher up, no trees are found. The level where the forest ends, called the forest line or timberline, is higher in tropical areas than in colder regions, suggesting that cold climate conditions prevent forests from growing at higher elevations. On tropical island mountains, such as those in the Hawaiian Islands, the forest line is found at a lower elevation than we would expect based on the temperature. This leads us to suspect that some factor other than temperature, such as low rainfall, might be controlling the level of forest lines on these tropical islands. In this project, we sought to address this question [...]

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Final Report -Giambelluca.pdf
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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Pacific Islands CASC

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