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Persistence of Growth Variation in Tree-Ring Chronologies

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Abstract:

We infer baseline response to climate of the growth of trees in California dendroclimatological samples, adopting linear and nonlinear approaches and using the expected accumulated impact of a state change as one measure of persistence. Many samples exhibit two quite distinct growth states. Timing of high and low growth states is highly heterogeneous across locations, and regional aggregation seriously understates the size and persistence of local growth changes. If climate is a dominant factor in local tree growth, then local climate is not well represented by an aggregate regional index. FOR. SCI. 46(4):507–520.

Keywords: Climate change; aggregation; baseline fluctuation; persistence; vegetative growth

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Research Fellow The Korea Energy Economics Institute, Naeson-dong, Euiwang-si, Kyunggi-do, South Korea, Phone: 011-82-343-420-2226 sjyoo@keei.re.kr 2: Professor Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Member Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 207 Giannini Hall #3310, Berkeley, CA, 94720-3310, Phone: 510-642-9213; Fax: 510-643-8911 wr

Publication date: November 1, 2000

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