Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Clim. Past, 16, 783–798, 2020
Clim. Past, 16, 783–798, 2020

Research article 29 Apr 2020

Research article | 29 Apr 2020

A 424-year tree-ring-based Palmer Drought Severity Index reconstruction of Cedrus deodara D. Don from the Hindu Kush range of Pakistan: linkages to ocean oscillations

Sarir Ahmad et al.

Data sets

International Tree-Ring Data Bank NOAA

Short summary
This study provides the opportunity to extend climatic records to preindustrial periods in northern Pakistan. The reconstructed March–August PDSIs for the past 424 years, going back to 1593 CE, enable scientists to know how these areas were prone to climatic extremes in the past. The instrumental data are limited in Pakistan; however, the Cedrus deodara tree that preserves physical characteristics of past climatic variabilities can provide insight into the trend of climatic changes.