This relational tree ring database contains tree ring data as well as their documentation and spatial information. All information is available over World Wide Web.
|Photo: Fritz Schweingruber (WSL)|
Almost all samples contained in the data collection were taken near the northern timberline or near the altitude timberline. In these extreme habitats, climatic conditions (mostly temperature) are known to have major influences on tree ring properties. Analysis of these tree ring data for reconstructing palaeoclimatic conditions has therefore been of interest to many scientists. About 14'000 cores of more than 40 tree species have been collected at about 600 locations all over the northern hemisphere. Then, for each sample and each tree ring, several parameters were measured:
The dendrochronological data can be accessed by two web-based and linked applications: