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Paleo Islands and Archipelago Configuration (PIAC) database

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Here, we present the Paleo Islands and Archipelago Configuration (PIAC) database, containing sea level driven paleogeography changes over the late Quaternary of 178 islands in 27 archipelagos. The R functions developed to calculate archipelago configuration and paleo-area are provided to allow calculations for other islands, time steps, and higher spatiotemporal resolutions.

The current data is under a process of Peer-Review with the following reference:

Norder, S.J., Baumgartner, J.B., Borges, P.A.V., Hengl, T., Kissling, W.D., Van Loon, E.E. & Rijsdijk, K.F. (2017). A global spatially explicit database of changes in island paleo-area and archipelago configuration during the lateQuaternary. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

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