Hydroclimatic vulnerability of peat carbon in the central Congo Basin: codes for age-depth models, geospatial data processing and analysis

  • Yannick Garcin (Creator)
  • Enno Schefuß (Creator)
  • Greta C. Dargie (University of Leeds) (Creator)
  • Donna Hawthorne (University of St Andrews) (Creator)
  • Ian Thomas Lawson (Creator)
  • David Sebag (Creator)
  • George Elliot Biddulph (Creator)
  • Bart CREZEE (Creator)
  • Yannick E. Bocko (Creator)
  • Suspense A. Ifo (Creator)
  • Y. Emmanuel Mampouya Wenina (Creator)
  • Mackline MBEMBA (Creator)
  • Corneille E.N. Ewango (Creator)
  • Ovide EMBA (Creator)
  • Pierre BOLA (Creator)
  • Joseph Kanyama Tabu (Creator)
  • Genevieve TYRRELL (Creator)
  • Dylan M. Young (Creator)
  • Ghislain Gassier (Creator)
  • Nicholas T. Girkin (Creator)
  • Christopher H. Vane (Creator)
  • Thierry Adatte (Creator)
  • Andy J. Baird (Creator)
  • Arnoud Boom (Creator)
  • Pauline Gulliver (Creator)
  • Paul J. Morris (Creator)
  • Susan E. Page (Creator)
  • Sofie Sjögersten (Creator)
  • Simon L Lewis (Creator)
  • Yannick Garcin (Contributor)
  • Ghislain Gassier (Contributor)



This dataset includes two packages: Age_depth_models and Tropical_Peats for the creation of the age-depth models and the processing and analysis of the geospatial data, which are presented in the article Hydroclimatic vulnerability of peat carbon in the central Congo Basin. The package Age_depth_models includes the data and R codes to run the age/depth models of cores CEN-17.4, LOK5-5 and BDM1-7. The package Tropical_Peats (JupyterHub notebooks https://jupyter.org) includes all the codes for the processing and analysis of the climate spaces (precipitation amount and seasonality index), tropical peatland distribution and precipitation reconstruction. In summary, the data processing starts with the upload of the CHELSA data Version 1.2 (climatologies) publicly available at https://chelsa-climate.org/downloads/ and of the PEATMAP dataset (current geographical extents of peat-bearing regions) publicly available at https://archive.researchdata.leeds.ac.uk/251/. Then the data are reprojected (if necessary) and downsampled, the tropical areas are extracted, matched, analysed and ultimately plotted. Note that the sedimentary data presented in this study are available at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.938019.
Date made available2022
  • Hydroclimatic vulnerability of peat carbon in the central Congo Basin

    Garcin, Y., Schefuss, E., Dargie, G. C., Hawthorne, D., Lawson, I. T., Sebag, D., Biddulph, G. E., Crezee, B., Bocko, Y. E., Ifo, S. A., Mampouya Wenina, Y. E., Mbemba, M., Ewango, C. E. N., Emba, O., Bola, P., Kanyama Tabu, J., Tyrrell, G., Young, D. M., Gassier, G., Girkin, N. T., & 9 othersVane, C. H., Adatte, T., Baird, A. J., Boom, A., Gulliver, P., Morris, P. J., Page, S. E., Sjogersten, S. & Lewis, S. L., 8 Dec 2022, In: Nature. 612, 7939, p. 277-282 6 p.

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