Climatic Research Unit : Staff
|Position: ||Senior Research Associate|
|Affiliation: ||Climatic Research Unit,|
School of Environmental Sciences,
University of East Anglia
|Address: ||Dr. Thomas Melvin|
Climatic Research Unit
University of East Anglia
Norwich, NR4 7TJ, U.K.
|Research Area: ||Environmental Science - Paleoclimate - Dendroclimatology|
My research is focused on extracting common growth signals from series of tree-growth measurements.
I am currently working on a project to apply tree-growth modelling techniques to develop
Process-Based Standardisation funded by the
My previous work, all within the Climatic Research Unit, includes a NERC funded
PhD Thesis investigating dendroclimatic standardisation techniques,
work within the
project on extracting climatic signals from large collections of
tree-ring measurements and climate data from the greater Alpine region, and
a NERC funded project examining errors and confidence levels of climate reconstructions.
I have developed computer programs to support dendroclimatic research and am currently working to make these publicly available.
- Briffa, K. R., and Melvin T. M. (2008)
A closer look at Regional Curve Standardisation of tree-ring records:
justification of the need, a warning of some pitfalls, and suggested improvements in its application.
In: Hughes MK, Diaz HF, Swetnam TW (eds) Dendroclimatology: Progress and Prospects. Springer Verlag, p (in press)
- Melvin, T. M., and Briffa, K. R. (2008).
A "Signal-Free" approach to Dendroclimatic Standardisation.
- Larsen, L.B., Vinther, B.M., Briffa, K.R., Melvin, T.M., Clausen, H.B., Jones, P.D., et al, 2008
New ice core evidence for a volcanic cause of the A.D. 536 dust veil.
Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L04708, doi:10.1029/2007GL032450
(fig 1 data)
- Briffa, K. R., Shishov, V. V., Melvin, T. M., Vaganov, E. A., Grudd, H., Hantemirov, R. M., Eronen, M., and Naurzbaev, M. M. (2008).
Trends in recent Temperature and Radial Tree Growth spanning 2000 years across Northwest Eurasia.
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 363,
- Leal, S., Melvin, T. M., Grabner, M., Wimmer, R., and Briffa, K. R. (2007).
Tree-ring growth variability in the Austrian Alps: the influence of site, altitude, tree species and climate (vol 36, pg 426, 2007).
Boreas 36, 459-459.
- Melvin, T. M., Briffa, K. R., Nicolussi, K., and Grabner, M. (2007).
Dendrochronologia 25, 65-69.
fig 1 data)
- Melvin, T. M. (2004).
Historical growth rates and changing climatic sensitivity of boreal conifers.
Unpublished PhD thesis, University of East Anglia, Norwich
Last updated: November 2008