May 11 2017
‘Tree Rings and Monsoon Moisture History in the American Southwest’ presented by Testing Parallax at Colorado College - Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room, Colorado Springs CO

'Tree Rings and Monsoon Moisture History in the Am...

Presented by Colorado College Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies at Colorado College - Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Film Screening Room

This lecture by Daniel Griffin showcases the development and interpretation of a robust network of tree ring data for the Arizona-New Mexico region, records that have been updated into the 21st century and re-analyzed for spring- and summer-specific growth variations.

Southwestern tree rings provide centuries of quantitative perspective on seasonal drought history and highlight the potential for the summer monsoon to relieve or exacerbate drought conditions residual from preceding winter months.

As the American Southwest adapts to an increasingly arid climate, tree-ring data could be useful for benchmarking modern climate extremes and informing long-term drought planning.

Daniel Griffin is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota. With funding from the NSF, NOAA, and EPA, his research is focused around climate variability and change, paleoenvironmental dynamics, and dendrochronology.

Admission Info

Free.

Phone: (719) 389-6607

Dates & Times

2017/05/11 - 2017/05/11

Location Info

Colorado College - Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerston...

825 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903