Project Detail

Large-scale reconstruction of long-term changes in hurricane activity and their impact on forest ecosystems in USA

Name: Large-scale reconstruction of long-term changes in hurricane activity and their impact on forest ecosystems in USA
Researchers: Altman Jan (international coordinator)
Doležal Jiří (member of of research group)
Arco Molina Julieta Gabriela (member of of research group)
Maredová Nela (member of of research group)
Fibich Pavel (member of of research group)
Provider: MŠMT
Number: LTAUSA19137
Realization from: 2019
Realization to: 2022
Summary: Proposed Czech-American scientific project is aiming to identify long-term changes in tropical cyclone (called hurricane in USA) acitivy in the Eastern USA. Tropical cyclones have significant social and economical impacts there and this is rising together with increasing intensity of tropical cyclones over the last few decades. In close cooperation with four prestigious universities from USA, we will: 1) identify long-term (>300 years) changtes in tropical cyclone intensity and frequency, 2) link these changes to specific climatic drivers, 3) ascertain the effect of tropical cyclone activity on forest structure, and 4) determine resilience of different forest types to TC disturbances. These goals will be determined with the utilization of tree-ring data and information about forest structure, collectin along the latitudinal gradient in the Eastern USA. Project also include cooperators from WSL, Birmensdrof, Switzerland, who perform isotopic analysis.

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