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A possible paleoclimatic enso indicator in the spatial variation of annual tree-ring C-14

Jirikowic, J.L. and Kalin, R. (1993) A possible paleoclimatic enso indicator in the spatial variation of annual tree-ring C-14. Geophysical Research Letters, 20 (6). pp. 439-442. ISSN 0094-8276

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Abstract

Preliminary investigations show regional differences in atmospheric C-14 activity archived in tree-ring cellulose may reflect oceanic and atmospheric shifts associated with ENSO (El Nino-Southern Oscillation) events. Much of the shared variation between sites in Washington and Arizona can be attributed to global forcings such as anthropogenic C-14-depleted CO2 emissions and modulation of C-14 production. The contrasted residual variation between the Washington and Arizona data sets correlates with the annual Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) of the previous year. The spatial differences between DELTAC-14 data sets may provide a proxy indicator of ENSO phenomenon.