Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-2123-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-2123-2018
Brief communication
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30 Nov 2018
Brief communication |  | 30 Nov 2018

OCTOPUS: an open cosmogenic isotope and luminescence database

Alexandru T. Codilean, Henry Munack, Timothy J. Cohen, Wanchese M. Saktura, Andrew Gray, and Simon M. Mudd

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OCTOPUS is a database of cosmogenic radionuclide and luminescence measurements in fluvial sediment made available to the research community via an Open Geospatial Consortium compliant web service. OCTOPUS and its associated data curation framework provide the opportunity for researchers to reuse previously published but otherwise unusable CRN and luminescence data. This delivers the potential to harness old but valuable data that would otherwise be lost to the research community.
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