[MIS23-P11] Measurement of sungkai tree-ring width from Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Keywords:tree-ring, ring width, paleoclimate
Paleoclimatological researches using tree-ring have been conducted in Indonesia. Although almost trees in the tropics don’t make tree-rings, teak and sungkai make tree-rings exceptionally. Teak has been studied so far, but there are only small number of studies about sungkai. Understanding differences between responses of teak and sungkai to the climate makes it possible to compare the two species, and that is useful in reconstructing paleoclimate.
In this study, we observed three sungkai disk samples (samiga1, samiga2, samiga3) from Jogjakarta, Indonesia, and measured tree-ring widths in order to increase numbers of studies about sungkai. We confirmed that outermost tree-ring formed in 2014. Because of tree-ring widths and shapes, we presumed that samiga2 and samiga3 was sampled from the same tree. A false ring wasn’t observed in samiga1. Samiga2 had some doubtful rings. By comparing samiga2 with samiga1 and sungkaiNAN7 (Tamura, 2008), we concluded that samiga2 has two false rings. Thus, we concluded that samiga1 has 28 tree-rings, and samiga2 has 37 tree-rings.
However, it is a problem that the number of samples for comparison is small, and sungkaiNAN7 sampled at Serang. To compare sungkai with teak, it is need to analyze more samples from the same area.