A dendroclimatological analysis of white oak (Quercus alba L.) growth rings from Christy Woods, Muncie, Indiana, with local climatic data

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dc.contributor.advisor Crankshaw, William B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Stahl, James Richard en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:33:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:33:19Z
dc.date.created 1982 en_US
dc.date.issued 1982
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1982 .S73 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182601
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the usefulness of white oak tree-ring sensitivity to local climatic information. White oak core samples were taken from Christy Woods in Muncie, Indiana. Tree-ring measurements were standardized and summarized using computer programs from the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, Tucson, Arizona.Low mean sensitivity in each series, and a variance component for the total group chronology of 30.23% indicated that annual growth increments of white oak were less than moderately limited by annual mean growing season precipitation and temperature. It may be inferred that a variety of factors have limited growth diminishing the affects of macroclimatic variations on growth at this site.By use of stepwise multiple regression analysis annual growth increment for the mean chronology was positively correlated to mean growing season precipitation. Annual growth increment was negatively correlated to mean growing season temperature. Only 24% of the total variability in the indices was attributable to the dependence on precipitation and temperature.Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN 47306 en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 66 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh White oak. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tree-rings. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dendroclimatology -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University. Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.title A dendroclimatological analysis of white oak (Quercus alba L.) growth rings from Christy Woods, Muncie, Indiana, with local climatic data en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)--Ball State University, 1982. en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/386392 en_US

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