paleofire: An R package to analyse sedimentary charcoal records from the Global Charcoal Database to reconstruct past biomass burning

Blarquez O, Vannière B, Marlon JR, Daniau A-L, Power MJ, Brewer S & Bartlein PJ

Computer & Geosciences, vol. 72, 255-261, 2014

A contribution to PAGES' Global Paleofire Working Group which manages the Global Charcoal Database (GCD). This open access article presents a “paleofire”, a new open source R package intended to ease the process of interrogating and analyzing sedimentary charcoal series (transformation, homogenization, synthesis, mapping, etc.) in the GCD. The package itself can be downloaded from the Comprehensive R Archive Network at

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