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Western Himalaya Trees Growth Study and its Association with Droughts in India: A Case Study

Somau, Ram and Borgaonkar, HP and Nandargi, SS (2017) Western Himalaya Trees Growth Study and its Association with Droughts in India: A Case Study. Global Journal of Botanical Science, 5 (1). pp. 33-38.

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Abstract

Tree ring - width index chronology based on a w ell replicated tree core samples from the western Himalaya showed significant positive relationship with standardized precipitation potential evapotranspiration (SPEI) and standardized soil index (SSI) during summer season (April - June). However, SSI that d escribes the drought index over the region is found more compatible with tree growth variations than SPEI in controlling the annual ring - width patterns. It shows high temporal stability with trees growth compared to SPEI. The results showed that the SSI wh ich is an indicator of drought index has strong localized effects on patterns of annual tree growth and forest dynamic, working as booster in limiting of trees growth over western Himalaya.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Savvy Science Publisher
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 09:11
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 09:11
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/4555

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