OCTOPUS - CRN International

Project title

Open Cosmogenic Isotope and Luminescence Database


Compilation of published cosmogeninc Be-10 and Al-26 (where available) denudation rates along with all ancillary GIS vector (sample site and basin outline) and raster (DEM, D8 flow direction, D8 flow accumulation, topographic gradient, atmospheric pressure, production scaling, and topographic shielding) layers. Sample metadata is comprehensive and includes all necessary information for the recalculation of denudation rates using the CAIRN open source denudation rate code (https://github.com/LSDtopotools/LSDTopoTools_CRNBasinwide). Further all data have been recalculated and harmonised using the same code. The extent of the data is global, excluding Australia.

Development funding for this dataset was received from Australian National Data Service (ANDS) High Value Collections.


University of Wollongong

Publication year


Software Required

Web browser + any desktop GIS

FoR codes (2008)

040303 Geochronology, 040313 Tectonics, 040607 Surface Processes

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Contact details

Alexandru T Codilean

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of Wollongong