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Tree Rings May Underestimate Climate Response to Volcanic Eruptions

February 6, 2012

the treeline on Bald Mountain Some climate cooling caused by past volcanic eruptions may not be evident in tree-ring reconstructions of temperature change. This is because large enough temperature drops lead to greatly shortened or even absent growing seasons, according to climate researchers, who compared tree-ring temperature reconstructions with model simulations of past temperature changes. Full Story

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