Over 200 Years of Hurricane Data Recorded in Trees, Study Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 18, 2006   View Article

A chemical signature of just about every hurricane to roar across southern Georgia during the past 220 years is preserved in the region’s longleaf pine trees, according to a new study.

Further detective work should extend the record for the southeastern United States back another 400 years, says Claudia Mora, study co-author and a geochemist at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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