R library is designed to provide an easy way to extract and manipulate palaeoclimate
reconstructions for ecological and anthropological analyses.
The functionalities of
pastclim are described in
Leonardi et al. (2023) doi:10.1111/ecog.06481
. Please cite it if you
pastclim in your research.
On its dedicated website, you can find
Articles giving you a step-by-step overview of the package,
and a cheatsheet.
There is also a
version of the site
updated for the
dev version (on the top left, the version number is in
red, and will be in the format x.x.x.9xxx, indicating it is a
pastclim currently includes data from Beyer et al 2020, a reconstruction of climate
based on the HadCM3
model for the last 120k years, and Krapp et al 2021, which covers the last 800k years.
The reconstructions are bias-corrected and downscaled to 0.5 degree. More details on these datasets
can be found here.
There are also instructions on how to build and use custom datasets.