Database : Global Charcoal Database - Paleofire

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GPWG (2016): Global Charcoal Database - Paleofire. Chrono-environnement. FR-18008901306731-2016-03-08

General metadata

Identifier :local : FR-18008901306731-2016-03-08
Description :
The aim of the Global Charcoal Database (GCD) is to provide the scientific community with a global paleofire dataset for research and archiving sedimentary records of fire. The GCD is managed by the Global Paleofire Working Group – GPWG.
The GCD is funded and support by: the PAGES initiative and the project OREAS by Région Franche-Comté in France via the Chrono-environnement laboratory.
The science emerging from the GPWG is mainly:
- the creation of a public-access database and an international research community with multiple-authored papers describing observed spatiotemporal changes in fire at global and regional scales (e.g. time series and maps).
- Global and regional syntheses which enable the examination of broad-scale patterns in paleofire activity, creating a framework for exploring the linkages among fire, Human, climate and vegetation at centennial-to-multi-millennial time scales and allowing for evaluation of fire model simulations at regional to global scales.
Disciplines :
ecology (applied biology - ecology), environmental sciences (sciences of the universe), geography, physical (sciences of the universe), geosciences, multidisciplinary (sciences of the universe)
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Dates :
Data acquisition : from 2004 ongoing
Metadata record :
Creation : 8 Mar 2016
Update : 8 Mar 2016

Update periodicity : quarterly
Language : English (eng)
Additional information :
The GCD is managed by the Global Paleofire Working Group – GPWG (http://www.gpwg.paleofire.org/)
The GCD is funded and support by the PAGES initiative (http://www.pages-igbp.org/)
Audience : University : master, Research, Stakeholder, Policy maker

Coverages

Spatial coverage :

  • World : on Earth, latitude between 85° N and 85° S, longitude between 180° W and 180° E

Time coverage :

  • 100 000 years : -100 000 and after

Administrative metadata

Data creatorAffiliation
Global Paleofire working Group
ContributorAffiliationRole
Global Paleofire working Groupresearch group
Publisher : Laboratoire Chrono-environnement
Science contact : Global Paleofire Working Group website e-mail
Computing contact : Boris Vannière website e-mail
Project and funders :
Access : available

Technical metadata

Formats : text/csv, text/x-sql
Data acquisition methods :
Datatype : Database

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