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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Volume 12, issue 4
Clim. Past, 12, 1093–1100, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-1093-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Clim. Past, 12, 1093–1100, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-1093-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Technical note 29 Apr 2016

Technical note | 29 Apr 2016

Technical note: The Linked Paleo Data framework – a common tongue for paleoclimatology

Nicholas P. McKay and Julien Emile-Geay
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (24 Feb 2016) by Valérie Masson-Delmotte
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The lack of accepted data formats and data standards in paleoclimatology is a growing problem that slows progress in the field. Here, we propose a preliminary data standard for paleoclimate data, general enough to accommodate all the proxy and measurement types encountered in a large international collaboration (PAGES 2k). We also introduce a data format for such structured data (Linked Paleo Data, or LiPD), leveraging recent advances in knowledge representation (Linked Open Data).
The lack of accepted data formats and data standards in paleoclimatology is a growing problem...
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