OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulSed Lacustrine OSL collection
OCTOPUS Database v.2
Database of published optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages for lacustrine 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.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH)
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.
1997 - 2020
Extent of Data
Sahul (mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands)
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FoR codes (2020)
370502 Geochronology, 370901 Geomorphology and earth surface processes, 370905 Quaternary environments
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