paleofire: an R package to analyse sedimentary charcoal records from the Global Charcoal Database to reconstruct past biomass burning
paleofire package provides tools to extract and analyse charcoal sedimentary data stored in the Global Charcoal Database (see http://gpwg.paleofire.org for details). Main functionalities includes data extraction and sites selection, transformation and homogenization of the charcoal records as well as regional to global compositing.
paleofire from CRAN simply type
install.packages("paleofire") at the R prompt.
paleofire from GitHub the
devtools package is required: on Windows platform the Rtools.exe program is required in order to install the
devtools package. Rtools.exe can be downloaded for a specific R version on http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/Rtools/
devtools is installed type the following lines at R prompt to install
library(devtools) install_github(repo="oblarquez/paleofire") # The GCD package is required along paleofire: install_github(repo="oblarquez/GCD") library(paleofire)
To test everything is working you can plot a map of all charcoal records included in the Global Charcoal Database:
For details and examples about
paleofire please refer to the included manual or vignette.
paleofire in publications use:
Blarquez O., Vannière B., Marlon J. R., Daniau A.-L. Power M. J. Brewer S. and Bartlein P. J. 2014. paleofire: An R package to analyse sedimentary charcoal records from the Global Charcoal Database to reconstruct past biomass burning. Computers and Geosciences, 72, 255-261
Maintainer: Olivier Blarquez firstname.lastname@example.org