Using tree rings to predict the future of water on Earth
Today’s Video of the Day comes from Utah State University and features a look at how scientists are using tree rings to find out more about the past and future of water on Earth.
The team of researchers have come up with a new tool to estimate monthly water streamflow records by analyzing the growth rings of 600-year old trees. By measuring the width between ring lines, the scientists can identify dry years and wet years. From there, a new computer model can build centuries of streamflow estimates.
Video Credit: Matt Jensen/USU