El Malpais Precipitation ReconstructionEntry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_96-002
Abstract: Water Year Annual Precipitation Reconstruction at El Malpais National Monument
near Grants, New Mexico. The tree-ring chronology associated with this
reconstruction can be found in the holdings of the International Tree-Ring
Data Bank (ITRDB) as NM572.CRN (standard chronology on which the
reconstruction was developed) and NM572R.CRN (the residual tree-ring
The reconstruction is provided in two different formats. The first is the
standard decadal format often used in tree-ring research, which should allow
this file to be imported into any tree-ring program. The second is a simple
column format (year followed by value) that should allow this file to be
imported into any spreadsheet for further evaluation.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Grissino-Mayer, H. D.
Dataset Title: El Malpais Precipitation Reconstruction
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDC CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 96-002
Dataset Release Date: January 1996
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 96-002
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology ProgramOnline Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/treering/reconstructions/new...
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 2129 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: online ftp
Distribution Format: ascii
University of Tucson
Province or State: AZ
Grissino-Mayer, Henri D. 1995. The climate and fire history of El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Arizona, Tucson. 407 pp.
Grissino-Mayer, Henri D. 1996. A 2129 year annual reconstruction of
precipitation for northwestern New Mexico, USA. In Dean, J.S., Meko, D.M., and Swetnam, T.W., eds., Tree Rings, Environment, and Humanity. Radiocarbon 1996, Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson: 191-204.
Grissino-Mayer, Henri D., Swetnam, Thomas W., and Adams, Rex K., in press. The rare, old-aged conifers of the malpais. In Zidek, J., ed., The Natural History of El Malpais. Santa Fe, NM: National Park Service, Southwestern Region.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-31