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Asian Monsoon Failure and Megadrought During the Last Millennium
The Monsoon Asia Drought Atlas (MADA), a seasonally resolved gridded spatial reconstruction of Asian monsoon drought and pluvials over the past millennium, derived from a network of tree-ring chronologies, provides a long-term context for recent monsoon variability that is critically needed for climate modeling, prediction, and attribution. Expand
Climate as a contributing factor in the demise of Angkor, Cambodia
Hydroclimate variability for this region is strongly and inversely correlated with tropical Pacific sea surface temperature, indicating that a warm Pacific and El Niño events induce drought at interannual and interdecadal time scales, and that low-frequency variations of tropical Pacific climate can exert significant influence over Southeast Asian climate and society. Expand
Hydrometeorological Reconstructions for Northeastern Mongolia Derived from Tree Rings: 1651–1995*
Reconstructions of annual (prior August‐current July) precipitation and streamflow, 345 yr in length (1651‐ 1995), are presented for northeastern Mongolia based on tree-ring width data. TheseExpand
Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia
Past global climate changes had strong regional expression. To elucidate their spatio-temporal pattern, we reconstructed past temperatures for seven continental-scale regions during the past one toExpand
Warm-season temperatures since 1600 BC reconstructed from Tasmanian tree rings and their relationship to large-scale sea surface temperature anomalies
Abstract We describe an improved tree-ring reconstruction of mean warm-season (November–April) temperatures for Tasmania from Huon pine. This record extends back to 1600 BC and is based on aExpand
Decadal scale droughts over northwestern Thailand over the past 448 years: links to the tropical Pacific and Indian Ocean sectors
A 448-year teak chronology from northwestern Thailand is used to assess past changes in the strength of the summer monsoon. The chronology is based on 30 living trees that extend from 1604 to 2005,Expand
Tree-ring reconstructed summer temperature anomalies for temperate East Asia since 800 C.E.
We develop a summer temperature reconstruction for temperate East Asia based on a network of annual tree-ring chronologies covering the period 800–1989 C.E. The East Asia reconstruction is theExpand
Influence of volcanic eruptions on the climate of the Asian monsoon region
[1] Several state-of-the-art general circulation models (GCMs) predict that large volcanic eruptions should result in anomalous dry conditions throughout much of monsoon Asia. Here, we use long andExpand
Tree-ring based hydroclimate reconstruction over northern Vietnam from Fokienia hodginsii: eighteenth century mega-drought and tropical Pacific influence
We present here the first statistically calibrated and verified tree-ring reconstruction of climate from continental Southeast Asia. The reconstructed variable is March–May (MAM) Palmer DroughtExpand
A matter of divergence: Tracking recent warming at hemispheric scales using tree ring data
[1] No current tree ring (TR) based reconstruction of extratropical Northern Hemisphere (ENH) temperatures that extends into the 1990s captures the full range of late 20th century warming observed inExpand