Climate at the Core: Reconstructing Past Climate to Understand the Future Using Tree-Rings
Presenter: Jessie Pearl, PhD student, Department of Geosciences
In this talk, Jessie will describe the science of dendrochronology— tree-ring dating — that was created at the world-renowned Laboratory of Tree Ring Research here at the University of Arizona. She will discuss the interpretation of tree-rings and show how this technique can provide especially valuable information to her region of study: the northeastern United States. Jessie will show how coastal trees can provide a pre-historic temperature record and discuss climate influences that remain to be interpreted from the data. These records will help inform policy makers and ordinary citizens about rising temperatures and future storm scenarios for the New England region.
Borderlands Brewing Co. Science Café
119 E Toole Ave