Dendrochronology raises questions about the nature of the AD 536 dust-veil event

  title={Dendrochronology raises questions about the nature of the AD 536 dust-veil event},
  author={Michael G. L. Baillie},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={212 - 217}
  • M. Baillie
  • Published 1 June 1994
  • Environmental Science, History
  • The Holocene
New evidence is presented which shows the response of a wide grid of tree-ring chronologies to the dust-veil of AD 536, the effects of which were historically recorded in the Mediterranean and eastern Asia. The tree-ring evidence, particularly that from European oaks (Quercus), shows a two-stage response which raises questions about whether only a single massive eruption was involved. The observations from precisely dated tree-ring series set the agenda for the interpretation of forthcoming ice… 

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