The Eurasian Modern Pollen Database (EMPD), version 2

Davis, Basil A. S.; Chevalier, Manuel; Sommer, Philipp; Carter, Vachel A.; Finsinger, Walter; Mauri, Achille; Phelps, Leanne N.; Zanon, Marco; Abegglen, Roman; Åkesson, Christine M.; Alba-Sánchez, Francisca; Anderson, R. Scott; Antipina, Tatiana G.; Atanassova, Juliana R.; Beer, Ruth; Belyanina, Nina I.; Blyakharchuk, Tatiana A.; Borisova, Olga K.; Bozilova, Elissaveta; Bukreeva, Galina; ... (2020). The Eurasian Modern Pollen Database (EMPD), version 2. Earth System Science Data, 12(4), pp. 2423-2445. Copernicus Publications 10.5194/essd-12-2423-2020

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The Eurasian (née European) Modern Pollen Database (EMPD) was established in 2013 to provide a public database of high-quality modern pollen surface samples to help support studies of past climate, land cover, and land use using fossil pollen. The EMPD is part of, and complementary to, the European Pollen Database (EPD) which contains data on fossil pollen found in Late Quaternary sedimentary archives throughout the Eurasian region. The EPD is in turn part of the rapidly growing Neotoma database, which is now the primary home for global palaeoecological data. This paper describes version 2 of the EMPD in which the number of samples held in the database has been increased by 60 % from 4826 to 8134. Much of the improvement in data coverage has come from northern Asia, and the database has consequently been renamed the Eurasian Modern Pollen Database to reflect this geographical enlargement. The EMPD can be viewed online using a dedicated map-based viewer at https://empd2.github.io and downloaded in a variety of file formats at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.909130 (Chevalier et al., 2019).

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Palaeoecology
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

Beer, Ruth; Colombaroli, Daniele; Morales del Molino, Cesar and Tinner, Willy

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

1866-3516

Publisher:

Copernicus Publications

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

17 Nov 2020 10:45

Last Modified:

16 Feb 2021 13:41

Publisher DOI:

10.5194/essd-12-2423-2020

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.147433

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/147433

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