Global Palaeofire Working Group

New web page for GPWG2:

and connect to the NEW paleofire Database

The aim of the Global Charcoal Database (GCD) is to provide the scientific community a global palaeofire dataset for research and archiving sedimentary records of fire. Global syntheses have enabled the examination of broad-scale patterns in palaeofire activity, created a framework for exploring the linkages among fire, climate and vegetation at centennial-to-multi-millennial time scales and allows evaluation of fire model simulations at regional to global scales. Science emerging from the GCD: the creation of a public-access database and a growing international research community engaged in the fire sciences and understanding spatiotemporal changes in fire at global and regional scales (e.g. time series and maps)

UPDATED 24 Nov 2015



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