Hydrometeorological Reconstructions for Northeastern Mongolia Derived from Tree Rings: 1651–1995*

  title={Hydrometeorological Reconstructions for Northeastern Mongolia Derived from Tree Rings: 1651–1995*},
  author={Neil Pederson and Gordon C. Jacoby and Rosanne D'Arrigo and Edward R. Cook and Brendan M. Buckley and Chultemiin Dugarjav and Renchin-Ochir Mijiddorj},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
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. These precipitation and streamflow reconstructions account for 54% and 48% of the respective variance in instrumental data over the past 50 years. Variations in instrumental precipitation and streamflow are within the range of those reconstructed over the length of tree-ring records. However, there appear to be… Expand

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