Upper Yellowstone River Flow ReconstructionEntry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2002-074
Abstract: This data set consists of tree ring reconstruction of annual flow on the upper
Yellowstone River at Corwin Springs, Montana.
Tree-ring series were developed from Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
tree cores collected on three ridges in southwestern Montana. At each site
we sampled trees growing in open stands on steep, rocky slopes.
The Yellow Mountain Ridge (YMR) and North Fork Ridge (NFR) ... sites
(45o17'N, 111o21'W; 2440 m a.s.l) are both located on south-facing slopes,
35 kilometers northwest of Yellowstone National Park. The Mount Everts site
(MEV) is also south facing and is located at the northern boundary of YNP
near Gardiner, MT (44o59'N,110o40'W; 2560 m a.s.l).
At each site, living Douglas-fir trees were cored. Cross-sections were
also obtained from remnant wood, which was abundant at each site.
At NFR, YMR and MEV, 35 trees (36 radii),31 trees (46 radii) and 48 trees
(69 radii), respectively, were sampled. The MEV chronology is a
combination of cores and disks obtained during the summers of 1999-2001
and a previously constructed chronology obtained from the
International Tree Ring Databank (Gardiner, MT submitted by C. W. Ferguson).
These data have also been contributed to the International Tree Ring Databank.
The streamflow series extending back to 1911 consists of annual
(water year) volume of flow (m3/year) for the Upper Yellowstone River
measured at Corwin Springs, Montana (CSflow). The watershed above
Corwin Springs encompasses 6800 km2 of mountainous terrain within the
boundary of YNP and is unregulated for water diversion in its upper
stretches above the gage at Corwin Springs.
The data consists of gaged and Reconstructed Water Year Annual Yellowstone
River flow at Corwin Springs, Montana (CS). Presented in units of thousands
of acre-feet (af x 10**3) and billions of cubic meters (m3 x 10**9).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Graumlich, L.J., et al.
Dataset Title: Upper Yellowstone River Flow Reconstruction
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDC CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2002-074
Dataset Release Date: October 2002
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2002-074
Other Citation Details: International Tree-Ring Data Bank. NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology ProgramOnline Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/treering/reconstructions/mon...
Start Date: 1706-01-01Stop Date: 1999-12-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 270 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Temporal Resolution: annual
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > TREE RINGS
PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > TREE RINGS
PALEOCLIMATE > PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS > STREAMFLOW RECONSTRUCTION
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > RIVERS/STREAMS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS > DISCHARGE/FLOW > STREAMFLOW
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: online ftp
Distribution Format: ascii
Phone: (406) 994-5178
Fax: (406) 994-5122
Email: lisa at peak.mrc.montana.edu
Mountain Research Center Montana State University - Bozeman
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59717-3120
Graumlich, L.J., M.F.J. Pisaric, L.A. Waggoner, J.S. Littell, and J.C. King,
Upper Yellowstone River Flow and Teleconnections with Pacific Basin Climate
Variability During the Past Three Centuries, Climatic Change, July 2003,
Volume 59, Issue 1-2, pp.245-262.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-07-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24