Climate reconstruction from tree rings: Part 2, spatial reconstruction of summer mean sea-level pressure patterns over Great Britain

KR Briffa, PD Jones, TML Wigley, JR Pilcher, MGL Baillie

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Abstract

We present a methodology for the reconstruction of spatial climate patterns over the British Isles using tree rings. The predictands are mean sea-level pressures averaged over May to July for a 16-point grid centred over the British Isles. The predictors are ring widths from a network of 14 oak tree-ring chronologies in Britain and northern France. Major spatial modes of variance in the climate data are linked directly with those of the ring-width data via a series of principal component regressions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Climatology
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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