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Title: Global Paleoclimatic Data for 6000 Yr B.P. (1985) (NDP-011)

Abstract

To determine regional and global climatic variations during the past 6000 years, pollen, lake level, and marine plankton data from 797 stations were compiled to form a global data set. Radiocarbon dating and dated tephras were used to determine the ages of the specimens. The data available for the pollen data are site number, site name, latitude, longitude, elevation, and percentages of various taxa. For lake-level data, the data are site number, site name, latitude, longitude, and lake-level status. And for marine plankton, the data are site number, site name, latitude, longitude, water depth, date, dating control code, depth of sample, interpolated age of sample, estimated winter and summer sea-surface temperatures, and percentages of various taxa. The data are in 55 files: 5 files for each of 9 geographic regions and 10 supplemental files. The files for each region include (1) a FORMAT file describing the format and contents of the data for that region, (2) an INDEX file containing descriptive information about each site and its data, (3) a DATA file containing the data and available climatic estimates, (4) a PUBINDEX file indexing the bibliographic references associated with each site, and (5) a REFERENCE file containing the bibliographic references.more » The files range in size from 2 to 66 kB.« less

Authors:

  1. Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (USA)
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
NDP-011
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1394919
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp011

Citation Formats

Webb, III, T. Global Paleoclimatic Data for 6000 Yr B.P. (1985) (NDP-011). United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp011.
Webb, III, T. Global Paleoclimatic Data for 6000 Yr B.P. (1985) (NDP-011). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp011
Webb, III, T. 2012. "Global Paleoclimatic Data for 6000 Yr B.P. (1985) (NDP-011)". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp011. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1394919. Pub date:Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2012
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abstractNote = {To determine regional and global climatic variations during the past 6000 years, pollen, lake level, and marine plankton data from 797 stations were compiled to form a global data set. Radiocarbon dating and dated tephras were used to determine the ages of the specimens. The data available for the pollen data are site number, site name, latitude, longitude, elevation, and percentages of various taxa. For lake-level data, the data are site number, site name, latitude, longitude, and lake-level status. And for marine plankton, the data are site number, site name, latitude, longitude, water depth, date, dating control code, depth of sample, interpolated age of sample, estimated winter and summer sea-surface temperatures, and percentages of various taxa. The data are in 55 files: 5 files for each of 9 geographic regions and 10 supplemental files. The files for each region include (1) a FORMAT file describing the format and contents of the data for that region, (2) an INDEX file containing descriptive information about each site and its data, (3) a DATA file containing the data and available climatic estimates, (4) a PUBINDEX file indexing the bibliographic references associated with each site, and (5) a REFERENCE file containing the bibliographic references. The files range in size from 2 to 66 kB.},
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Works referencing / citing this record:

Vegetation responses to past climatic variation
journal, October 1986


Vegetation responses to past climatic variation
journal, October 1986


Holocene variations in the global hydrological cycle quantified by objective gridding of lake level databases
journal, December 2001