Salutation: This paper gave me the idea to explore the connections between volcanoes and tropical cyclone rainfall in tree rings. The authors use d18O in tree rings to look at changes tropical cyclone activity in response to volcanoes. Given that d18O is a precipitation signal, I decided it would be worthwhile looking at my ring-width-derived TC precipitation record with respect to volcanoes. It worked!
What was awesome? Excellent figures and documentation, It was helpful!, and It made a key connection for me.
From: Josh Bregy