Tree Rings, Climate Change and the Rainy Season
http://vimeo.com/6872454

Earth Institute Columbia University


This video shows the potential of dendrochronology (tree ring study) to shed light on climatic conditions of the past. Scientists at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory read the growth rings of ancient trees to understand the history and workings of the monsoon. In addition, historical accounts are correlated with data from tree rings to better understand these events.


Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Natural causes, Global change modeling, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Natural causes, Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), General Public, Informal, College Lower (13-14)