Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Clim. Past, 13, 1515–1526, 2017
Clim. Past, 13, 1515–1526, 2017
Research article
10 Nov 2017
Research article | 10 Nov 2017

Modelling tree ring cellulose δ18O variations in two temperature-sensitive tree species from North and South America

Aliénor Lavergne et al.

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Tree rings are long-term recorders of past climate variations, but the origin of the climate signals imprinted is difficult to interpret. Here, using a complex model we show that the temperature signal recorded in tree rings from two species from North and South America is likely related to processes occurring at the leaf level. This result contributes to the quantitative interpretation of these proxies for their future exploitation for millennium-scale climate reconstructions.