Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Clim. Past, 16, 1901–1916, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1901-2020
Clim. Past, 16, 1901–1916, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1901-2020

Research article 19 Oct 2020

Research article | 19 Oct 2020

Sampling density and date along with species selection influence spatial representation of tree-ring reconstructions

Justin T. Maxwell et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (17 Jun 2020) by Hans Linderholm
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Aug 2020) by Hans Linderholm
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ED: Publish as is (01 Sep 2020) by Hans Linderholm
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We found that increasing the density of chronologies in the tree-ring network resulted in estimated soil moisture conditions that better matched the spatial variability of the values that were instrumentally recorded for droughts and, to a lesser extent, pluvials. By sampling trees in 2010 compared to 1980, the sensitivity of tree rings to soil moisture decreased in the southern portion of our region, where severe drought conditions have been absent over recent decades.