The Dated Master Dendrochronology

What is a dated master dendrochronology? See figure at right:
  • Constructed from previously crossdated samples
  • Has calendar years, 1895 to 1926, in this case
  • Often hundreds of years--sometimes thousands--of years long
  • Time series of standardized growth indices
    • Average of 1.0, normal growth
    • Minimum of 0.0, below-average to no growth
    • Maximum of 2.0, above-average to great growth
  • Marked as if it were a skeleton plot
    • Small indices represented by long marks hanging down (e.g., 1919)
    • Large indices represented by "b" marks (e.g., 1922 and 1926)

Good idea: To see how to make marks when skeleton plotting, look at this master chronology to see what values of ring growth merit a long mark versus no mark at all versus a "b" mark

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