CHRONOscope: application for the interactive visualization of carbon-14 and beryllium-10 atmospheric data

Neocleous, A., Kuitems, M., Scifo, A. & Dee, M. W., Dec-2019, In : Radiocarbon. 61, 6, p. 1997-2002 6 p.

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Information about the global climate, the carbon cycle, changes in solar activity, and a number of other atmospheric processes are preserved in the carbon-14 and the beryllium-10 records. However, these isotope datasets are large and cumbersome to work with. We have designed a self-contained, easy-to-use application that allows for more efficient analysis of different periods and patterns of interest. For several applications in atmospheric modelling, a pre-processing stage is applied to the isotope datasets in order to interpolate the data and mitigate their low temporal resolution. In CHRONOscope, we included linear and non-linear methods of interpolation with interactive parameter optimization. The resultant interpolated data can be extracted for further use. The main functionalities of CHRONOscope include the importation and superimposition of external data, quick navigation through the data with the use of markers, expression of the carbon-14 results in both Δ14C and yr BP form, separation of the data by source, and the visualization of associated error bars. We make this free software available in standalone applications for both Windows and Mac operating systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1997-2002
Number of pages6
Issue number6
Early online date2-Dec-2019
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2019


  • carbon-14, beryllium-10, data visualization, data interpolation, WEB-BASED APPLICATION, ICE CORE, MODEL, ANTARCTICA, GREENLAND, SOLAR

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