the initial field effort of our investigation of 400 years of climate, fire and forest history will begin in less than one week with Peter’s & Tom’s arrival in UB. i will arrive in a tad under one week from the time i am typing this message. Amy will be arriving just a few days after my arrival.
this will be an exciting summer of field work as we make a push due north from UB to get initial data on long-term, regional scale fire history and a few more climatically-sensitive tree-ring records. this region is one that has been not as heavily explored by MATRIP, the Mongolian-American paleoclimate research conducted by the Tree Ring Lab of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Tree-Ring Laboratory in the Department of Forest at the National University of Mongolia.
we will post periodically throughout the summer to update our progress.