tree ring


Examples of tree ring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While these can get smeared across layers in tree rings or soft animal tissues, they get locked into each scute layer at the time the turtle was exposed. Celia Ford, WIRED, 30 Aug. 2023 Several climate scientists said that judging by tree rings and other stand-ins for temperature records, this month was probably the hottest on Earth in 120,000 years. Harold Maass, The Week, 25 July 2023 In fact, this week’s global average temperatures could be the highest in millennia, based on tree ring and ice core data from the more distant past. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 July 2023 The findings of Mundo and other tree ring experts and archaeologists in Argentina and at Columbia University in the United States, were published in a study this month in the journal Dendrochronologia. Brian Amaral,, 26 Aug. 2022 What hormones reveal Tusks are a bit like tree rings. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 3 May 2023 Scientists know this because of the many millennia of climate data extracted from proxies like tree rings, ice cores and coral reefs – data that is a cornerstone to their understanding of the climate system and how humans have contributed to rapid global warming since the industrial revolution. Angela Fritz, CNN, 7 July 2023 Data, collected from tree rings, ice cores, coral reefs and other sources, strongly suggest that the temperatures are indeed the hottest in over one hundred millenia. Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 6 July 2023 By combining this data with evidence from tree rings, satellite observations and models, scientists determined that volcanic events probably occurred within 3 to 20 months before each of these eclipses. Carolyn Hagler, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tree ring was in 1919

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“Tree ring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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