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dc.contributor.authorTouchan, Ramzien_US
dc.contributor.authorAnchukaitis, Kevin Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorShishov, Vladimir Ven_US
dc.contributor.authorSivrikaya, Fatihen_US
dc.contributor.authorAttieh, Jihaden_US
dc.contributor.authorKetmen, Muzafferen_US
dc.contributor.authorStephan, Jeanen_US
dc.contributor.authorMitsopoulos, Ioannisen_US
dc.contributor.authorChristou, Andreaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMeko, Daviden_US
dc.description.abstractThe first large-scale network of 79 tree-ring chronologies in the Eastern Mediterranean and Near East (EMNE; 33°N–42°N, 21°E–43°E) is described and analyzed to identify the seasonal climatic signal in indices of annual ring width. Correlation analysis and cluster analysis are applied to tree-ring data and gridded climate data to assess the climate signal embedded in the network in preparation for climate field reconstructions and formal proxy/model intercomparison experiments. The lengths of the 79 combined chronologies range from 89 to 990 years. The monthly correlations and partial correlations reveal a pervasive positive association with May, June, and sometimes July precipitation, positive correlations with winter and spring (December through April) temperatures, and negative relationships with May through July temperature, although as expected, there are site-to-site exceptions to these general patterns. Cluster analysis suggests three groups of sites based on their association with climate. The chronologies for the EMNE have coherent seasonal precipitation and temperature signals across a fairly broad geographical domain. The predominant signal is a positive growth response to May–June precipitation. Collectively, the findings suggest that the network can be exploited to develop season-specific field reconstructions of precipitation and drought history in the EMNE.en_US
dc.format.extent11 p.en_US
dc.subjectCorrelation analysisen_US
dc.subjectExpressed population signalen_US
dc.subjectGeneral circulation modelsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCluster analysisen_US
dc.titleSpatial Patterns of Eastern Mediterranean Climate Influence on Tree Growthen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationDepartment of Biologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartoftextHolocene journalen_US
dc.provenance.recordsourceOliben_US of Arts and Sciences-
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