Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Biogeosciences, 14, 3083–3095, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3083-2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 3083–3095, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3083-2017
Research article
23 Jun 2017
Research article | 23 Jun 2017

Tree growth and its climate signal along latitudinal and altitudinal gradients: comparison of tree rings between Finland and the Tibetan Plateau

Lixin Lyu et al.

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Our results reveal that the change in the tree growth–climate relationship is similar along latitudinal and altitudinal gradients, especially during growing seasons. Moreover, the critical periods for climatic effects on tree radial growth occurred earlier at lower latitudes and altitudes than at the cold ends of the gradients. We further demonstrate the use of daily climate data, as they may disclose more precise gradient patterns that could not be detected if monthly climate data were used.
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