The feasibility of using tree-ring data as a proxy for regional precipitation and ENSO events in the Mediterranean region of California is explored. A transect of moisture-sensitive tree-ring sites, extending from southwestern to north-central California, documents regional patterns of winter precipitation and replicates the regional response to ENSO events in the 20th century. Proxy records of ENSO were used with the tree-ring data to examine precipitation/ENSO patterns in the 18and 19th centuries. Results suggest some temporal and spatial variability in the regional precipitation response to ENSO over the last three centuries.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)