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Compared to the alpine regions of Austria, the eastern part of the country is overall warmer and drier with some tree species growing at the dry limit within their ecological range. This suggests that tree rings may be a valuable proxy for hydroclimatic variability. In this study, we develop...

Author(s)
Karanitsch-Ackerl, S.; Holawe, F.; Laaha, G.; Wimmer, R.; Grabner, M.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2017, 45, pp 39-51
Abstract

The evolution of a debris-flow cone depends on a multitude of factors in the hydrogeomorphic system. Investigations of debris-flow history and cone dynamics in highly active catchments therefore require an integrative approach with a temporal and spatial resolution appropriate for the goals of the...

Author(s)
Procter, E.; Stoffel, M.; Schneuwly-Bollschweiler, M.; Neumann, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 2012, 37, 9, pp 913-922
Abstract

Annually resolved and absolutely dated tree-ring chronologies are the most important proxy archives to reconstruct climate variability over centuries to millennia. However, the suitability of tree-ring chronologies to reflect the "true" spectral properties of past changes in temperature and...

Author(s)
Büntgen, U.; Trnka, M.; Krusic, P. J.; Kyncl, T.; Kyncl, J.; Luterbacher, J.; Zorita, E.; Ljungqvist, F. C.; Auer, I.; Konter, O.; Schneider, L.; Tegel, W.; Štěpánek, P.; Brönnimann, S.; Hellmann, L.; Nievergelt, D.; Esper, J.
Publisher
American Meteorological Society, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Climate, 2015, 28, 13, pp 5272-5288
Abstract

It has been suggested that maximum latewood density (MXD) should be used instead of tree-ring width (TRW) data to reconstruct post-volcanic cooling effects. A thorough assessment of high frequency signals and potentially differing memory effects in long MXD and TRW chronologies, in response to...

Author(s)
Esper, J.; Schneider, L.; Smerdon, J. E.; Schöne, B. R.; Büntgen, U.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2015, 35, pp 62-70
Abstract

This proceedings contains seven papers dealing with prehistoric wood utilization. Topics covered include: (i) dendrochronological analysis and dating of wooden artefacts in Austria and Netherlands; high-frequency reconstruction of mid-summer temperature from annual height increment of Scots pine (...

Author(s)
Grabner, M.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, Jena, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2009, 27, 2, pp 87-172
Abstract

An ultra-long tree-ring width chronology (9111 years long, 7109 BC to AD 2002) has been established based on the analysis and dating of 1432 subfossil/dry dead wood samples and cores from 335 living trees. The material was collected from treeline or near-treeline sites (c. 2000 to 2400 m a.s.l.)...

Author(s)
Nicolussi, K.; Kaufmann, M.; Melvin, T. M.; Plicht, J. van der; Schiessling, P.; Thurner, A.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Holocene, 2009, 19, 6, pp 909-920
Abstract

Although growth limitation of trees at Alpine and high-latitude timberlines by prevailing summer temperature is well established, the loss of thermal response of radial tree growth during last decades has repeatedly been addressed. We examined long-term variability of climate-growth relationships...

Author(s)
Oberhuber, W.; Kofler, W.; Pfeifer, K.; Seeber, A.; Gruber, A.; Wieser, G.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Trees: Structure and Function, 2008, 22, 1, pp 31-40
Abstract

The width of tree rings of Pinus nigra trees growing near the ecological limits for the species, in the Vienna basin, Austria, showed a strong and positive correlation with spring-summer precipitation, indicating a dependence of growth on water availability during the growing season. During the...

Author(s)
Leal, S.; Eamus, D.; Grabner, M.; Wimmer, R.; Cherubini, P.
Publisher
National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2008, 38, 4, pp 744-759
Abstract

A total number of 177 dendrochronologically dated samples from subfossil logs found in the Schwarzensteinmoor, Zillertal Alps, were investigated for indicators of past snow avalanche events. The samples (species: Pinus cembra L.) are up to approx. 9000 years old. Different indicators for...

Author(s)
Zrost, D.; Nicolussi, K.; Thurner, A.
Publisher
Bundesamt und Forschungszentrum für Wald (BFW), Institut für Forstschutz, Wien, Austria
Citation
BFW Berichte, 2007, No.141, pp 177-189
Abstract

The record-breaking heat-wave in summer 2003 was expected to have a strong impact on tree growth, especially where trees occur at their ecological limits. We studied radial growth response of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) and Norway spruce (Picea abies) exposed to dry inner Alpine climate (Tyrol,...

Author(s)
Pichler, P.; Oberhuber, W.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2007, 242, 2/3, pp 688-699

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