PaleoDataView (PDV) is an open-source software tool for the management and maintenance of larger paleoceanographic data sets. The toolbox is currently developed by Michael Langner and Stefan Mulitza and funded through the German PalMod Project. Please send us your bug reports or other comments you may have.
The current version of PDV provides
- tools for the import and export of proxy data from/to Excel and text files,
- an import helper for text files downloaded from Pangaea,
- a zoomable map interface to quickly explore the availability of data in specific regions in the main window,
- calibration of radiocarbon dates against IntCal13 (Reimer et al., 2013), taking custom or modelled (Butzin et al., 2017) reservoir ages into account,
- visual alignment against standard reference curves (i.e. Lisiecki and Stern, 2016),
- a map interface for the fast visualization modern ocean atlas values for core sites and the global ocean
- a direct interface to BACON Age modelling (Blaauw and Christen, 2011).
Note for Windows users:
From Version 0.9.3.0 onwards PDV will be compiled for 64-bit systems. Older versions of PDV will not be overwritten and have to be deinstalled manually. The PaleoDataView resources folder with your data under “Documents” will remain at the same location and will not be affected by the installation of the new version.
Langner, M. and Mulitza, S. (2019) Technical Note: PaleoDataView – A software toolbox for the collection, homogenization and visualization of marine proxy data, Clim. Past 15, 2067–2072, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-2067-2019.
Langner, M. and Mulitza, S. (2019) PaleoDataView - Current state and future plans. Geo-Seminar, AWI Bremerhaven, March 3, 2019
Langner, M. and Mulitza, S. (2018) A stand-alone software toolbox for the collection, homogenization and visualization of marine proxy data. PalMod International Open Science Conference, Tech Gate Vienna, 6-8 April 2018
Mulitza, S. and Langner M. (2018) PaleoDataView - Current state and future plans. IPODS-OC3 workshop, Cambridge, UK, 6-9 September 2018