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Norder, Sietze Johannes; Baumgartner, John B; Borges, Paulo A V; Hengl, Tomislav; Kissling, W Daniel; van Loon, E Emiel; Rijsdijk, Kenneth F (2017): Paleo Islands and Archipelago Configuration (PIAC) database. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Norder, SJ et al. (2018): A global spatially explicit database of changes in island palaeo-area and archipelago configuration during the late Quaternary. Global Ecology and Biogeography,

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The Paleo Islands and Archipelago Configuration (PIAC) database containins sea level driven paleogeography changes over the late Quaternary of 178 islands in 27 archipelagos. The workflow developed to calculate archipelago configuration and paleo-area is provided to allow calculations for other islands, time steps, and higher spatiotemporal resolutions.
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Cutler, Kirsten B; Edwards, Ross L; Taylor, Frederick W; Cheng, H; Adkins, Jess F; Gallup, Christina D; Cutler, P M; Burr, George S; Bloom, Arthur L (2003): Rapid sea-level fall and deep-ocean temperature change since the last interglacial period. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 206(3-4), 253-271,
GEBCO (2014): General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO): gridded bathymetric data sets are global terrain models for ocean and land. A global 30 arc-second interval grid.
Lambeck, Kurt; Rouby, Hélène; Purcell, Anthony; Sun, Y; Sambridge, Malcom (2014): Sea level and global ice volumes from the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(43), 15296-15303,
Weigelt, Patrick; Jetz, Walter; Kreft, Holger (2013): Bioclimatic and physical characterization of the world's islands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(38), 15307-15312,
The zip-folder contains two files:
1. PIAC_database: The entire PIAC database for a time span of 35ka (based on Lambeck et al., 2014) and for 140ka (based on Cutler et al., 2003).
2. PIAC_workflow:The workflow for producing the Paleo Islands and Archipelago Configuration (PIAC) database.
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