Sieger, Rainer; Gersonde, Rainer; Zielinski, Ulrich (1999): PaleoTools - extended software package for quantitative paleoenvironmental reconstructions. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.788423, Supplement to: Sieger, R et al. (1999): A new extended software package for quantitative paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 80(19), 223-223, doi:10.1029/99EO00171
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The Imbrie and Kipp transfer function method (IKM) and the modern analog technique (MAT) are accepted tools for quantitative paleoenvironmental reconstructions. However, no uncomplicated, flexible software has been available to apply these methods on modern computer devices. For this reason the software packages PaleoToolBox, MacTransfer, WinTransfer, MacMAT, and PanPlot have been developed.
The PaleoToolBox package provides a flexible tool for the preprocessing of microfossil reference and downcore data as well as hydrographic reference parameters. It includes procedures to randomize the raw databases; to switch specific species in or out of the total species list; to establish individual ranking systems and their application on the reference and downcore databasessemi; and to convert the prepared databases into the file formats of IKM and MAT software for estimation of paleohydrographic parameters.
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