Builds Chronologies from Oxygen Isotope Profiles in Shells

Takes as input a stable oxygen isotope (d18O) profile measured in growth direction (D) through a shell + uncertainties in both variables (d18O_err & D_err). It then models the seasonality in the d18O record by fitting a combination of a growth and temperature sine wave to year-length chunks of the data (see Judd et al., (2018) ). This modeling is carried out along a sliding window through the data and yields estimates of the day of the year (Julian Day) and local growth rate for each data point. Uncertainties in both modeling routine and the data itself are propagated and pooled to obtain a confidence envelope around the age of each data point in the shell. The end result is a shell chronology consisting of estimated ages of shell formation relative to the annual cycle with their uncertainties. All formulae in the package serve this purpose, but the user can customize the model (e.g. number of days in a year and the mineralogy of the shell carbonate) through input parameters.


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0.4.0 by Niels de Winter, 5 months ago

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Authors: Niels de Winter [aut, cre]

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Imports rtop, zoo, ggplot2, ggpubr, tidyr, scales, dplyr, magrittr

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown

See at CRAN