Seach the NECLIME data base in PANGAEA
(search for authors, countries,
taxa, etc. or combinations)
The NECLIME data base in PANGAEA
All published climatic data can be included into the NECLIME data base in PANGAEA.
Therefore, we encourage everyone to contribute to this data base!
you wish to publish your data online, please provide the published
article and the properly filled Excel file NECLIME_INPUT_FORM to the
data curator Christopher Traiser
The NECLIME_INPUT_FORM can be downloaded here!
For further questions and details, please be free to contact us!
Background: the PANGAEA data base
Information handling and knowledge management have become important
backbones in Global Change research. Thus the data compiled in the
course of the "Neogene Climate Evolution in Eurasia" (NECLIME) -
Project are available since 2003 in the public data library "PANGAEA".
PANGAEA is part of a global information network of World Data Centres
(WDCs). The information system PANGAEA is a public data library on the
Internet aimed at archiving, publishing and distributing geocoded data
with special emphasis on environmental, marine and geological research.
The ultimate goal is the publication of data. The information system
provides the relevant NECLIME data of fossil floras and palaeoclimate
that are published and submitted to the data curator.
Queries in PANGAEA
A number of interfaces enable users to access meta information and
analytical data. The interfaces vary in flexibility and complexity of
usage, from simple search engines to complex retrieval and data
processing tools. PANGAEA provides different internet clients for
retrievals of stored data:
allows the exploration of metadata (e.g. author, title, parameter,
method, project, sampling location, principal investigator) of data
sets. Keywords can be combined to create Boolean expressions, with
syntax identical to that used by search engines. Results contain a
short description of the retrieved datasets with the URLs to the
related data included. Data can be downloaded as HTML or tab-delimited
text. All data sets contain a metadata header.
2. Advanced Retrieval Tool
(ART) is a data-mining tool to retrieve and download individually
configured data sets. It is a web-based tool to retrieve analytical
data and all types of meta information. The flexibility of this tool
allows for the definition of complex retrievals as well as for the
configuration and formatting of result sets, which are shown in
listings and visualized as plots and or maps.
The data model of PANGAEA
The model reflects the standard processing steps for data in the
natural sciences. Different institutes/projects (PROJECT) working in
the earth science fields carry out expeditions (CAMPAIGN) for sampling.
During an expedition at a number of locations (SITE) different samples
may be taken or measurements made (EVENT). At distinct points/intervals
the medium to be investigated (e.g., sediment, water or ice) is sub-
sampled or measured as required (ACTIVITY). Finally, from each sample
or measurement one or several analytical data values may be generated,
which can be found on the 'DATA' level. These main levels are
supplemented by related tables of information about staffs and
institutions, gear, area, and used vehicles (Basis), literature
(reference), methods, and parameters. (For NECLIME data only the
structures in bold letters are relevant.)
For further information about PANGAEA see here.