Isotope Dendrochronology in China

Liu Yu, State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xian, China


Steven W. Leavitt, LTRR, The University of Arizona


Dr. Zheng-Hua Li, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1410


Dr. Malcolm K. Hughes, LTRR, The University of Arizona


Dr. Gregg Garfin (coring in Qinling Mts. below), Institute for the Study of Planet Earth, University of Arizona




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Liu, Y., Ma, L., Leavitt, S.W., Cai, Q., and Liu, W., 2004.  Seasonal precipitation reconstruction from tree-ring stable carbon isotopes at Mt. Helan, China, since AD 1804. Global and Planetary Change 41: 229-239.

Liu, Y., Leavitt, S.W., Hughes, M.K., and Wu, X., 1996.  Stable carbon isotopes in tree rings from Huangling, China, and climate variation.  Science in China (Series D) 39: 152-161.