REVEALS reconstruction of past vegetation cover with original RPP values for African samples


This data set presents the reconstructed vegetation cover for 155 African sites based on harmonized pollen data from the data set LegacyPollen 2.0 ( Sugita's REVEALS model (2000) was applied to all pollen records using REVEALSinR from the DISQOVER package (Theuerkauf et al. 2016). Pollen counts were translated into vegetation cover by accounting for taxon-specific pollen productivity and fall speed. Additionally, relevant source areas of pollen were calculated using the aforementioned taxon-specific parameters and a gaussian plume model for deposition and dispersal and forest cover was reconstructed.Values for relative pollen productivity and fall speed from the synthesis from Wiezcorek and Herzschuh (2010) were used for the reconstruction of vegetation cover. The average values from all Northern Hemisphere values were used where taxon-specific continental values were not available. We present tables with reconstructed vegetation cover for all continents with original parameters. As further details we list a table with the taxon-specific parameters used and a list of parameters adjusted in the default version of REVEALSinR.

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Creator Herzschuh, Ulrike ORCID logo; Ewald, Peter; Schild, Laura ORCID logo; Li, Chenzhi ORCID logo; Böhmer, Thomas ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 19077771 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-24.703W, -46.892S, 59.667E, 37.153N); Africa; Bourdim, Algeria; Dar Fatma, Tunisia; South Atlantic Ocean; Algeria; South Africa; Garaat El-Ouez, Algeria; Djebel El Ghorra, Tunisia; Majen Ben Hmida, Tunisia; Majen El Orbi, Tunisia; Nile Delta S2, Egypt; Nile Delta S6, Egypt; Nile Delta S7, Egypt; Nile Delta S8, Egypt; Tigalmamine, Morocco
Temporal Coverage Begin 1983-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-10-24T00:00:00Z