Comments on “Changes in the onset of dpring in the western United States” reply

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Abstract

We thank Dr. Lilly for his comment (Lilly 2001) concerning the possibility that the trend toward early lilac and honeysuckle bloom that we noted in our recent (Cayan et al. 2001) study may have been caused by urbanization. For some individual lilac or honeysuckle bushes, it is very possible that such an urban influence could be operating. Unfortunately, because the phenological network has vanished after it was retired in 1994, it is virtually impossible to examine this directly from site inspections. However, the circumstantial evidence that this trend is a symptom of regional and larger-scale climate fluctuations or changes, not from local urban effects, is quite strong, as explained below.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Comments on “Changes in the onset of dpring in the western United States” reply
Series title Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
DOI 10.1175/1520-0477(2001)082<2265:CAACOC>2.3.CO;2
Volume 82
Issue 10
Year Published 2001
Language English
Publisher American Meteorological Society
Description 2 p.
First page 2265
Last page 2266
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