Data Products

The latest version of the basic database will be available for download from the project website as a read-only Excel workbook and CSV text files.    The database will in addition be archived with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration World Data Center for Paleoclimatology http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/wdc-paleo.html, with full documentation as required by the WDC, to ensure the long-term archiving of the database.

The workbooks can be imported directly into a GIS, e.g. ESRI ArcGIS, to allow for searching of the database by any of the fields – e.g. time slice, dune type, OSL method etc.

A version of the database with a limited suite of information about the ages is also available for download as a kml file, which can be imported into Google Earth to explore the context of each age and sample site.  This is envisaged as a potentially valuable teaching tool.