What information about monsoons and inter-seasonal precipitation is recorded in tree rings?
In a new collaborative project with Russ Monson and colleagues at the Tree Ring Lab at the University of Arizona, the Anderegg and Ehleringer Labs at Utah are investigating oxygen isotope ratio variations in tree rings.
The project will focus on both isotope/xylogenesis data collections along monsoonal gradients in the southwestern US and on temporal/spatial modeling of tree ring isotopes. More details about this project will emerge in Fall 2018. At the moment, we have just hired two postdocs to work with us on this project.