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Climate Fluctuations Derived from Tree-rings and Other Proxy-records in the Chilean Andes: State of the Art and Future Prospects

  • Antonio Lara
  • Alexia Wolodarsky-Franke
  • Juan Carlos Aravena
  • Ricardo Villalba
  • Maria Eugenia Solari
  • Liliana Pezoa
  • Andrés Rivera
  • Carlos Le Quesne
Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 23)

Abstract

Treeline and high elevation sites in the central and southern Chilean Andes (32°39′ to 55°S) have shown to be an excellent source of paleoenvironmental records because their physical and biological systems are highly sensitive to climatic and environmental variations. In addition, most of these sites have been less disturbed by logging and other human induced disturbances, which enhances the climatic signals present in the proxy records (Luckman 1990; Villalba et al. 1997).

Keywords

Andes Climate fluctuations Glacier fluctuations Patagonia Proxy-records Tree-ring 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Lara
    • 1
  • Alexia Wolodarsky-Franke
    • 1
  • Juan Carlos Aravena
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ricardo Villalba
    • 4
  • Maria Eugenia Solari
    • 5
  • Liliana Pezoa
    • 1
  • Andrés Rivera
    • 6
  • Carlos Le Quesne
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Silvicultura, Facultad de Ciencias ForestalesUniversidad Austral de ChileValdiviaChile
  2. 2.Centro de Estudios CuaternariosUniversidad de MagallanesCanada
  3. 3.Department of GeographyUniversity of Western OntarioCanada
  4. 4.Departemento de Dendrocronología e Historia AmbientalIANIGLAMendozaArgentina
  5. 5.Instituto de Ciencias SocialesUniversidad Austral de ChileChile
  6. 6.Departamento de Geografía, Universidad de Chile - School of Geographical SciencesUniversity of BristolUK

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