When predicting a tree’s annual growth, consider the whole weather system and not just the sum of its parts.
Finding Climate History in the Rafters of New York City Buildings
When renovating in the Big Apple, you might acquire a several-hundred-year-old climate database along with your new kitchen and bath.
Amazon Basin Tree Rings Hold a Record of the Region’s Rainfall
New research provides a 200-year reconstruction of interannual rainfall in the Amazon basin using oxygen isotopes preserved in tree rings in Ecuador and Bolivia.
Melting Sea Ice May Mean the End of Driftwood in Iceland
Driftwood floats thousands of kilometers from Siberia to Iceland, but it may drift no longer by 2060 due to climate change.
How Hot Was the Summer of 1783 Really? Trees Tell Tales
Volcanoes, heat waves, and tree rings – getting the seasonal story straight – a new study finds that volcanic fog lowered summer tree ring density despite the heat.
Tree Rings Reveal a Puzzling Trend in Monsoon Intensity
Tree rings confirm that in northern Australia, the past 40 years have experienced more rain than any similar length of time in the past 600 years.
Tree Carbon Data That Ring True
An international group of researchers may have found a way to better account for carbon storage in forests.
Supergreen Trees Can Signal Sites of Eruptions
Tree core chemistry can explain what happened before Mount Etna’s 2002 eruption and suggests that trees could play a role in rebuilding past eruptions.
Understanding Tremors Through Tree Rings
Researchers look to carbon isotopes and cell-level wood anatomy to understand how seismic-induced changes in water availability affect tree growth.
Tree Rings Reveal a 700-Year Record of Flooding in Bangladesh
Trees tell of a wetter past along the Brahmaputra River and, combined with climate modeling, suggest heightened future flood risks in one of the world’s most densely populated areas.