Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Clim. Past, 12, 1093–1100, 2016
Clim. Past, 12, 1093–1100, 2016

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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ED: Publish as is (24 Mar 2016) by Valérie Masson-Delmotte
Short summary
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).