American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The study of climate changes and past events by comparing the successive annual growth rings of trees or old timber.
- dendro- + chronology (Wiktionary)
“The use of tree rings to measure past temperature - properly known as dendrochronology - has long been problematical.”
“It can afford geophysics on every dig, and other techniques such as dendrochronology as required.”
“[Link] I don't know about this "dendrochronology" stuff (sounds to me like some sort of pagan tree-worship), but I do know that the Balch House (pictured below in a very, very old photograph) looks very, very old to me.”
“For more on the fascinating subject of tree-ring dating, called dendrochronology, see "If a Tree Falls ...”
“Remember -- the accuracy of these figures, combined with temperature proxies such as dendrochronology (tree ring growth analysis) is crucial as they are used to plot past temperature / CO2 correlations.”
“The scientists in question chose to ignore dendrochronology data that disagreed with their other findings.”
“Dr. Arthur V. Chadwick, PhD, Geologist, dendrochronology (analyzing tree rings to determine past climate) lecturing, Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, Texas, U.S.A.”
“We're going to send timber samples to a laboratory to do dendrochronology that will help us to get a sense of when the boat was constructed," McDonald said.”
“We're going to send timber samples to a laboratory to do dendrochronology that will help us to get a sense of when the boat was constructed," said McDonald.”
“The vessel's age will be estimated after the two pieces that first popped up are tested in a laboratory through dendrochronology – the science of using tree rings to determine dates and chronological order.”
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