A Climate History of Boone County, Missouri, From Tree-Ring Analysis of Eastern Redcedar

Richard Guyette, E. A. McGinnes, G. E. Probasco, K. E. Evans


A ring-width index, constructed from analyses of eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana L.) trees, for central Boone County, Missouri, is presented. Correlations between summer temperatures, spring rainfall and the index are shown. Some possible interpretations of past climate history, based on the index, are listed for selected time periods back to 1650 AD.


Dendrochronology;redcedar;ring-width index;temperature;rainfall

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