Event Title

The Wasatch Dendroclimatology Research (WADR) group: Multi-disciplinary Investigations into the Paleohydroclimatology of Northern Utah as Recorded in Tree-ring Series

Presenter Information

Tammy Rittenour

Location

ECC 216

Event Website

http://water.usu.edu/

Start Date

4-3-2012 5:35 PM

End Date

4-3-2012 5:40 PM

Description

The WAsatch Dendroclimatology Research (WADR) group is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from Utah State University, Brigham Young University and Columbia University. The research team consists of dendrochronologists, plant physiologists, biometeorologists, climatologists, and paleoclimatologists and their students. Research objectives of WADR are to 1) collect and analyze tree-ring chronologies from northern Utah in order to reconstruct climate-related variables such as stream flow, precipitation, temperature and vapor deficit, 2) understand how plant physiological responses affect the relationship between tree rings and climate, and 3) analyze the resultant tree-ring chronologies for broader regional and temporal climate signals and relationships to Pacific Ocean conditions, in order improve understanding of large-scale climate forcing and past hydrologic extremes and variability. Specific research goals include the development of stream-flow reconstructions for the major rivers supplying the water needs of rapidly growing urban population centers and major agricultural areas along the Wasatch Front (e.g. Logan, Weber, Jordan, Provo and Bear Rivers), as well as reconstructing Bear Lake and Great Salt Lake water levels. Reconstructions will be analyzed to document the cyclic nature of drought and other hydrologic extreme events, in order to provide improvements in risk-management strategies for regional water-supply districts that are tasked with managing increasing water demands in a region with high inter-annual hydroclimatic variability. Poster research presents preliminary findings of the WADR group and highlights new results and future research directions. References to other presentations by WADR team members at the Spring Runoff Conference will be given.

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The Wasatch Dendroclimatology Research (WADR) group: Multi-disciplinary Investigations into the Paleohydroclimatology of Northern Utah as Recorded in Tree-ring Series

ECC 216

The WAsatch Dendroclimatology Research (WADR) group is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from Utah State University, Brigham Young University and Columbia University. The research team consists of dendrochronologists, plant physiologists, biometeorologists, climatologists, and paleoclimatologists and their students. Research objectives of WADR are to 1) collect and analyze tree-ring chronologies from northern Utah in order to reconstruct climate-related variables such as stream flow, precipitation, temperature and vapor deficit, 2) understand how plant physiological responses affect the relationship between tree rings and climate, and 3) analyze the resultant tree-ring chronologies for broader regional and temporal climate signals and relationships to Pacific Ocean conditions, in order improve understanding of large-scale climate forcing and past hydrologic extremes and variability. Specific research goals include the development of stream-flow reconstructions for the major rivers supplying the water needs of rapidly growing urban population centers and major agricultural areas along the Wasatch Front (e.g. Logan, Weber, Jordan, Provo and Bear Rivers), as well as reconstructing Bear Lake and Great Salt Lake water levels. Reconstructions will be analyzed to document the cyclic nature of drought and other hydrologic extreme events, in order to provide improvements in risk-management strategies for regional water-supply districts that are tasked with managing increasing water demands in a region with high inter-annual hydroclimatic variability. Poster research presents preliminary findings of the WADR group and highlights new results and future research directions. References to other presentations by WADR team members at the Spring Runoff Conference will be given.

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