Barichivich Sauchyn Lara-2008-Climate signals semiarid Andes north-central Chile responses to regional and large-scale variability

In South America, the arid and semiarid subtropical regions through the Atacama Desert and north-central
Chile between 19° and 32°S are currently a gap in the tree-ring chronology network. Only a short tree-ring
chronology has been published for this vast region and little is known about the suitability of many woody
species for tree-ring analysis and dendroclimatology.