Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1109–1124, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-1109-2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1109–1124, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-1109-2022

Data description paper 11 Mar 2022

Data description paper | 11 Mar 2022

The Reading Palaeofire Database: an expanded global resource to document changes in fire regimes from sedimentary charcoal records

Sandy P. Harrison et al.

Data sets

The Reading Palaeofire Database: an expanded global resource to document changes in fire regimes from sedimentary charcoal records S. P. Harrison, R. Villegas-Diaz, P. Lincoln, D. Kesner, E. Cruz-Silva, L. Sweeney, Y. Shen, and D. Gallagher https://doi.org/10.17864/1947.000345

Model code and software

ageR: Supervised Age Models R. Villegas-Diaz, E. Cruz-Silva, and S. P. Harrison https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4636716

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Short summary
We provide a new global data set of charcoal preserved in sediments that can be used to examine how fire regimes have changed during past millennia and to investigate what caused these changes. The individual records have been standardised, and new age models have been constructed to allow better comparison across sites. The data set contains 1681 records from 1477 sites worldwide.