STANDARDIZATION


Each ring's width is divided by the series' standard deviation
        Sx = √Σ(xt-mx)2, mx is mean of series' widths

Each tree has its own Biological Growth Curve
which is subtracted; e.g., exponential yt = ae-bt+k


Combined record shows influence of individual trees


The individual growth curves are subtracted by subtracting a curve fit to the series.




The combined series does not show the influence of individual trees' growth patterns