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OCTOPUS Database v.2

Alexandru T. Codilean1,, Henry Munack1,, Wanchese M. Saktura1, Tim J. Cohen1, Zenobia Jacobs1, Sean Ulm2, Paul P. Hesse3, Jakob Heyman4, Katharina J. Peters5,6, Alan N. Williams7,8, Rosaria B. K. Saktura1, Xue Rui1, Kai Chishiro-Dennelly9, and Adhish Panta9 Alexandru T. Codilean et al.
  • 1School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences, and ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
  • 2College of Arts, Society and Education, and ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
  • 3School of Natural Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
  • 4Department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg 41320, Sweden
  • 5Global Ecology, College of Science and Engineering, and ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
  • 6Department of Anthropology, University of Zürich, Zürich 8006, Switzerland
  • 7School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
  • 8EMM Consulting Pty Ltd, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia
  • 9Kasna, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
  • These authors contributed equally to this work.

Abstract. OCTOPUS v.2 is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant web-enabled database that allows users to visualise, query, and download cosmogenic radionuclide, luminescence, and radiocarbon ages and denudation rates associated with erosional landscapes, Quaternary depositional landforms and archaeological records, along with ancillary geospatial (vector and raster) data layers. The database follows the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data principles and is based on open-source software deployed on Google Cloud Platform. Data stored in the database can be visualised, queried, and downloaded via a custom-built web interface and via desktop GIS applications that support OGC data access protocols. OCTOPUS v.2 hosts five major data collections. CRN Denudation and ExpAge consist of published cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al measurements in modern fluvial sediment and glacial samples, respectively. Both collections have a global extent and in addition to geospatial vector layers, the former also includes raster layers, including digital elevation model, gradient raster, flow-direction and flow-accumulation rasters, atmospheric pressure raster, and CRN production scaling and topographic shielding factor rasters. SahulSed consists of published optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) and thermoluminescence (TL) ages for fluvial, aeolian, and lacustrine sedimentary records across the Australian mainland and Tasmania. SahulArch consists of published OSL, TL, and radiocarbon ages for archaeological records and FosSahul consists of published late Quaternary records of direct and indirect non-human vertebrate (mega)fauna fossil ages that have been systematically quality rated. Supporting data are comprehensive and include bibliographic, contextual, and sample preparation and measurement related information. In the case of cosmogenic radionuclide data, OCTOPUS also includes all necessary information and input files for the recalculation of denudation rates using the open-source program CAIRN. OCTOPUS v.2 and its associated data curation framework allow the harnessing of valuable legacy data that would otherwise be lost to the research community. The database can be accessed at https://octopusdata.org (last access: 30 January 2022). The individual data collections can also be accessed via their respective digital object identifiers (DOIs).

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Data sets

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulArch Radiocarbon collection. Sahul-wide database of published archaeological records with radiometric ages. Saktura W. M., Munack H., Codilean A. T., Wood R., Petchey F., Jacobs Z., Williams A., and Ulm S. https://doi.org/10.25900/2mb4-rr36

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulArch TL collection. Sahul-wide database of published archaeological records with radiometric ages. Saktura W. M., Munack H., Codilean A. T., Jacobs Z., Williams A., and Ulm S. http://doi.org/10.25900/xq40-t003

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Fluvial OSL collection. Australia-wide database of published sedimentary records with radiometric ages. Cohen T. J., Saktura W. M., Jansen J. D., Rui X., Saktura R. B. K., Munack H., and Codilean A. T. http://doi.org/10.25900/p5ye-rn35

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Aeolian OSL collection. Australia-wide database of published sedimentary records with radiometric ages. Cohen T. J., Fu X., Hesse P., Rui X., Saktura R. B. K., Munack H., and Codilean A. T. https://doi.org/10.25900/5jcw-tn50

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Lacustrine TL collection. Australia-wide database of published sedimentary records with radiometric ages. Cohen T. J., Fu X., Price D., Rui X., Saktura R. B. K., Munack H., and Codilean A. T. http://doi.org/10.25900/32de-mj32

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Lacustrine OSL collection. Australia-wide database of published sedimentary records with radiometric ages. Cohen T. J., Fu X., Rui X., Saktura R. B. K., Munack H., and Codilean A. T. https://doi.org/10.25900/6hmv-zz61

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Fluvial TL collection. Australia-wide database of published sedimentary records with radiometric ages. Cohen T. J., Saktura W. M., Jansen J. D., Price D., Rui X., Saktura R. B. K., Munack H., and Codilean A. T. https://doi.org/10.25900/2a76-vw55

OCTOPUS Database v.2: Database field description tables (v.1) Codilean, A. T., Munack, H., and Saktura, W. M. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5808770

OCTOPUS Database v.2: Relational database schema and documentation (v.2) Munack, H., and Codilean, A. T. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5874855

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Aeolian TL collection. Australia-wide database of published sedimentary records with radiometric ages. Cohen T. J., Fu X., Hesse P., Price D., Rui X., Saktura R. B. K., Munack H., and Codilean A. T. https://doi.org/10.25900/a2k9-kj43

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The CRN Denudation Global collection. Basin-averaged denudation rates from cosmogenic Be-10 and Al-26 abundances. Codilean A. T., and Munack H. https://doi.org/10.25900/g76f-0h45

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulArch OSL collection. Sahul-wide database of published archaeological records with radiometric ages. Saktura W. M., Munack H., Codilean A. T., Jacobs Z., Williams A., and Ulm S. https://doi.org/10.25900/ypr0-j711

OCTOPUS Database v.2: The CRN Denudation Australian collection. Basin-averaged denudation rates from cosmogenic Be-10 and Al-26 abundances. Codilean A. T., and Munack H. https://doi.org/10.25900/mpr9-yn15

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OCTOPUS v.2 is a web-enabled database that allows users to visualise, query, and download cosmogenic radionuclide, luminescence, and radiocarbon ages and denudation rates associated with erosional landscapes, Quaternary depositional landforms and archaeological records, along with ancillary geospatial data layers. OCTOPUS v.2 hosts five major data collections. Supporting data are comprehensive and include bibliographic, contextual, and sample preparation and measurement related information.