Data collections

OCTOPUS database knows two levels of sub-collection integration - core collections and partner collections. Though, like core collections, being fully integrated into OCTOPUS database, partner collections are not maintained nor officially supported by the OCTOPUS project, meaning that more up to date (albeit less rich in auxiliary data) versions may exist elsewhere.

Core collections

CRN collections πŸ»οƒ

The OCTOPUS CRN branch features collections of published cosmogenic Be-10 and Al-26 concentrations from modern river sediment and basin-averaged denudation rates inferred from these data.
The CRN vector spatial data – sample site location (point), basin outline (polygon) – uses the WGS84/Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG: 3857) projected coordinate reference system. CRN ancillary data includes: digital elevation model (raster), D8 flow direction and flow accumulation grids (raster), topographic gradient (raster), atmospheric pressure (raster), and cosmogenic nuclide production scaling factor and topographic shielding grids (raster). The raster data uses the WGS84/UTM projected coordinate reference system, UTM zones depending on the extent and location of each data package. Sample metadata is comprehensive and includes all necessary information and input files (see β€˜CSV’ folder) for the recalculation of denudation rates using the CAIRN model 1.

Important

🍻 All CRN denudation rates were recalculated and harmonised using CAIRN.

CRN Australia

A collection of Australian basin-averaged denudation rates from cosmogenic Be-10 and Al-26 abundances
Publisher, Year
University of Wollongong, 2021
Spatial extent, Publication period
Australia, 1998-2021
Software Required
any web browser (OCTOPUS web interface), any GIS, or any Web Feature Service (WFS) compliant application (see Data access section)
FoR codes (2020) 2
370399 Geochemistry not elsewhere classified, 370502 Geochronology, 370901 Geomorphology and earth surface processes, 370905 Quaternary environments
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)
Recommended citation
Codilean A.T., Munack H., 2021, OCTOPUS Database v.2: The CRN Denudation Australian collection. Basin-averaged denudation rates from cosmogenic Be-10 and Al-26 abundances.
DOI

CRN International

A global collection of basin-averaged denudation rates from cosmogenic Be-10 and Al-26 abundances, excluding Australia
Publisher, Year
University of Wollongong, 2021
Spatial extent, Publication period
Global (excl. Australia), 1995-2021
Software Required
any web browser (OCTOPUS web interface), any GIS, or any Web Feature Service (WFS) compliant application (see Data access section)
FoR codes (2020)
370399 Geochemistry not elsewhere classified, 370502 Geochronology, 370901 Geomorphology and earth surface processes, 370905 Quaternary environments
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)
Recommended citation
Codilean A.T., Munack H., 2021, OCTOPUS Database v.2: The CRN Denudation Global collection. Basin-averaged denudation rates from cosmogenic Be-10 and Al-26 abundances.
DOI

CRN Large Basins

A global collection of catchment polygons for extra large river basins for which Be-10 and Al-26 abundances have been published
Publisher, Year
University of Wollongong, 2021
Spatial extent, Publication period
Global, 2006-2017
Software Required
any web browser (OCTOPUS web interface), any GIS, or any Web Feature Service (WFS) compliant application (see Data access section)
FoR codes (2020)
370399 Geochemistry not elsewhere classified, 370502 Geochronology, 370901 Geomorphology and earth surface processes, 370905 Quaternary environments
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)
Recommended citation
Codilean A.T., Munack H., 2021, OCTOPUS Database v.2: The CRN Large Basins collection. (Online via https://octopusdata.org. Accessed DD-MM-YYYY)
DOI
not applicable

SahulArch collections πŸ”οƒ

SahulArch is a collection triplet of published radiometric ages for archaeological records from Sahul. Sample locations were obfuscated within a radius of 25 km and spatial data includes sample locations as circular polygons. The data uses the WGS84/Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG: 3857) projected coordinate reference system. Sample metadata is comprehensive and includes bibliographic, contextual, and sample preparation and measurement related information. For more detailed information refer to Saktura et al. 2023.

The SahulArch Radiocarbon collection

A database of published radiocarbon ages for archaeological records from Sahul
Publisher, Year
ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), 2022
Spatial extent, Publication period
Sahul (mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands), 1961-2020
Software Required
any web browser (OCTOPUS web interface), any GIS, or any Web Feature Service (WFS) compliant application (see Data access section)
FoR codes (2020)
370905 Quaternary environments, 430103 Archaeology of Australia (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)
Recommended citation
Saktura W.M., Rehn E., Linnenlucke L., Munack H., Wood R., Petchey F., Codilean A.T., Jacobs Z., Williams A., Ulm S., 2022, The SahulArch Radiocarbon collection. Sahul-wide database of published archaeological records with radiometric ages (v.2).
DOI

The SahulArch OSL collection

A database of published optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages for archaeological records from Sahul
Publisher, Year
ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), 2022
Spatial extent, Publication period
Sahul (mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands), 1990-2022
Software Required
any web browser (OCTOPUS web interface), any GIS, or any Web Feature Service (WFS) compliant application (see Data access section)
FoR codes (2020)
370905 Quaternary environments, 430103 Archaeology of Australia (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)
Recommended citation
Saktura W.M., Rehn E., Munack H., Codilean A.T., Jacobs Z., Williams A., Ulm S., 2022, The SahulArch OSL collection. Sahul-wide database of published archaeological records with radiometric ages (v.2).
DOI

The SahulArch TL collection

A database of published thermoluminescence (TL) ages for archaeological records from Sahul
Publisher, Year
ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), 2022
Spatial extent, Publication period
Sahul (mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands), 1972-2022
Software Required
any web browser (OCTOPUS web interface), any GIS, or any Web Feature Service (WFS) compliant application (see Data access section)
FoR codes (2020)
370905 Quaternary environments, 430103 Archaeology of Australia (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)
Recommended citation
Saktura W.M., Rehn E., Munack H., Codilean A.T., Jacobs Z., Williams A., Ulm S., 2022, The SahulArch TL collection. Sahul-wide database of published archaeological records with radiometric ages (v.2).
DOI

SahulChar collection πŸ”₯

SahulChar is a collection of published Charcoal / Black Carbon counts and ages from Sahul and Zew Zealand. Spatial data includes sample locations (point) and uses the WGS84/Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG: 3857) projected coordinate reference system. Sample metadata is comprehensive and includes bibliographic, contextual, and sample preparation and measurement related information.


Indo-Pacific Pollen db (IPPD) πŸοΈοƒ

The Indo-Pacific Pollen Database is a collection of … description to come… . Spatial data includes sample locations (point) and uses the WGS84/Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG: 3857) projected coordinate reference system. Sample metadata is comprehensive and includes bibliographic, contextual, and sample preparation and measurement related information.


SahulSed collections πŸ°οƒ

OCTOPUS collection set of published optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages for fluvial sedimentary records from Sahul. Spatial data includes sample locations (point) and uses the WGS84/Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG: 3857) projected coordinate reference system. Sample metadata is comprehensive and includes bibliographic, contextual, and sample preparation and measurement related information.

The SahulSed Aeolian OSL collection

A database of published optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages for aeolian sedimentary records from Sahul
Publisher, Year
ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH); University of Wollongong, 2021
Spatial extent, Publication period
Sahul (mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands), 1993-2019
Software Required
any web browser (OCTOPUS web interface), any GIS, or any Web Feature Service (WFS) compliant application (see Data access section)
FoR codes (2020)
370502 Geochronology, 370901 Geomorphology and earth surface processes, 370905 Quaternary environments
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)
Recommended citation
Cohen T.J., Fu X., Hesse P., Rui X., Saktura R.B.K., Munack H., Codilean A.T., 2021, OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Aeolian OSL collection. Sahul-wide database of published sedimentary records with radiometric ages.
DOI

The SahulSed Aeolian TL collection

A database of published thermoluminescence (TL) ages for aeolian sedimentary records from Sahul
Publisher, Year
ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH); University of Wollongong, 2021
Spatial extent, Publication period
Sahul (mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands), 1987-2018
Software Required
any web browser (OCTOPUS web interface), any GIS, or any Web Feature Service (WFS) compliant application (see Data access section)
FoR codes (2020)
370502 Geochronology, 370901 Geomorphology and earth surface processes, 370905 Quaternary environments
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)
Recommended citation
Cohen T.J., Fu X., Hesse P., Price D., Rui X., Saktura R.B.K., Munack H., Codilean A.T., 2021, OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Aeolian TL collection. Sahul-wide database of published sedimentary records with radiometric ages.
DOI

The SahulSed Fluvial OSL collection

A database of published optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages for fluvial sedimentary records from Sahul
Publisher, Year
ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH); University of Wollongong, 2021
Spatial extent, Publication period
Sahul (mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands), 1997-2020
Software Required
any web browser (OCTOPUS web interface), any GIS, or any Web Feature Service (WFS) compliant application (see Data access section)
FoR codes (2020)
370502 Geochronology, 370901 Geomorphology and earth surface processes, 370905 Quaternary environments
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)
Recommended citation
Cohen T.J., Saktura W.M., Jansen J.D., Rui X., Saktura R.B.K., Munack H., Codilean A.T., 2021, OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Fluvial OSL collection. Sahul-wide database of published sedimentary records with radiometric ages.
DOI

The SahulSed Fluvial TL collection

A database of published thermoluminescence (TL) ages for fluvial sedimentary records from Sahul
Publisher, Year
ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH); University of Wollongong, 2021
Spatial extent, Publication period
Sahul (mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands), 1986-2020
Software Required
any web browser (OCTOPUS web interface), any GIS, or any Web Feature Service (WFS) compliant application (see Data access section)
FoR codes (2020)
370502 Geochronology, 370901 Geomorphology and earth surface processes, 370905 Quaternary environments
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)
Recommended citation
Cohen T.J., Saktura W.M., Jansen J.D., Price D., Rui X., Saktura R.B.K., Munack H., Codilean A.T., 2021, OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Fluvial TL collection. Sahul-wide database of published sedimentary records with radiometric ages.
DOI

The SahulSed Lacustrine OSL collection

A database of published optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages for lacustrine sedimentary records from Sahul
Publisher, Year
ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH); University of Wollongong, 2021
Spatial extent, Publication period
Sahul (mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands), 1997-2020
Software Required
any web browser (OCTOPUS web interface), any GIS, or any Web Feature Service (WFS) compliant application (see Data access section)
FoR codes (2020)
370502 Geochronology, 370901 Geomorphology and earth surface processes, 370905 Quaternary environments
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)
Recommended citation
Cohen T.J., Fu X., Rui X., Saktura R.B.K., Munack H., Codilean A.T., 2021, OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Lacustrine OSL collection. Sahul-wide database of published sedimentary records with radiometric ages.
DOI

The SahulSed Lacustrine TL collection

A database of published thermoluminescence (TL) ages for lacustrine sedimentary records from Sahul
Publisher, Year
ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH); University of Wollongong, 2021
Spatial extent, Publication period
Sahul (mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands), 1991-2015
Software Required
any web browser (OCTOPUS web interface), any GIS, or any Web Feature Service (WFS) compliant application (see Data access section)
FoR codes (2020)
370502 Geochronology, 370901 Geomorphology and earth surface processes, 370905 Quaternary environments
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)
Recommended citation
Cohen T.J., Fu X., Price D., Rui X., Saktura R.B.K., Munack H., Codilean A.T., 2021, OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Lacustrine TL collection. Sahul-wide database of published sedimentary records with radiometric ages.
DOI

Partner collections

FosSahul collection πŸ¦₯

A database of quality-rated dates from Late Quaternary non-human vertebrate fossil records published up to 2018
Publisher, Year
OCTOPUS database, 2021
Spatial extent, Publication period
Sahul (mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands), 1955-2018
Software Required
any web browser (OCTOPUS web interface), any GIS, or any Web Feature Service (WFS) compliant application (see Data access section)
FoR codes (2020)
310306 Palaecology, 370502 Geochronology, 370905 Quaternary environments
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)
Recommended citation
Peters, Katharina J.; SaltrΓ©, FrΓ©dΓ©rik; Friedrich, Tobias; Jacobs, Zenobia; Wood, Rachel; McDowell, Matthew; Ulm, Sean; Bradshaw, Corey J. A. (2019). FosSahul 2.0, an updated database for the Late Quaternary fossil records of Sahul. Sci Data 6, 272. (Online via https://octopusdata.org. Accessed DD-MM-YYYY)
DOI

ExpAge collection πŸ’₯

A global database of published Be-10 and Al-26 data from glacial samples
Publisher, Year
OCTOPUS database, 2021
Spatial extent, Publication period
Global, 1989-2020
Software Required
any web browser (OCTOPUS web interface), any GIS, or any Web Feature Service (WFS) compliant application (see Data access section)
FoR codes (2020)
370502 Geochronology, 370902 Glaciology, 370905 Quaternary environments
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)
Recommended citation
Heyman, Jakob (2021) ExpAge – A global compilation of glacial Be-10 and Al-26 data. https://expage.github.io (Online via https://octopusdata.org. Accessed DD-MM-YYYY)
DOI
not applicable

Footnotes

1

https://github.com/LSDtopotools/LSDTopoTools_CRNBasinwide

2

https://www.arc.gov.au/manage-your-grant/classification-codes-rfcd-seo-and-anzsic-codes