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Collaborative Research: P2C2 - Reconstructing North Pacific Climate Variability using Multi-Millennial Tree Ring Resources for Glacier Bay, Alaska

Lead PI: Dr. Rosanne DArrigo

Unit Affiliation: Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

September 2009 - August 2012
Inactive
Pacific Ocean ; Glacier Bay ; Alaska
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Tree-ring data from Glacier Bay, Alaska, will be used to create a continuous record of climate variability and glacial activity for the North Pacific Rim dating over the last 10,000 years.

OUTCOMES: Tree-ring cores have been collected and analyzed from living and subfossil wood from Glacier Bay. Past core collections from the greater Alaskan cost have also been reviewed for potential analysis.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$99,227

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Department of Army Cold Regions Research & Engineering Lab (lead), College of Wooster

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0902749&HistoricalAwards=false

PUBLICATIONS:

G. WIles, C. Mennett, S. Jarvis, D. Lawson and R. D'Arrigo.. "Decline in Alaskan Yellow Cedar: tree ring investigations into climatic responses and possible causes: Glacier Bay, Alaska," Canadian Journal of Forest Research, v.42, 2012, p. 1-6. doi: doi:10.1139/X2012-028

KEYWORDS

climate variability climate change ocean and climate physics tree rings pacific decadal oscillation climate sea surface temperature

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate