Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 3515–3528, 2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 3515–3528, 2020

Data description paper 18 Dec 2020

Data description paper | 18 Dec 2020

Compilation of relative pollen productivity (RPP) estimates and taxonomically harmonised RPP datasets for single continents and Northern Hemisphere extratropics

Mareike Wieczorek and Ulrike Herzschuh

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Cited articles

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Short summary
Relative pollen productivity (RPP) estimates are used to estimate vegetation cover from pollen records. This study provides (i) a compilation of northern hemispheric RPP studies, allowing researchers to identify suitable sets for their study region and to identify data gaps for future research, and (ii) taxonomically harmonized, unified RPP sets for China, Europe, North America, and the whole Northern Hemisphere, generated from the available studies.