Astrochron specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_25874
Name Astrochron
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages R
License GNU General Public License version 3.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 0.8
Stability Stable
parallel, fields, foreach, doParallel, iterators, IDPmisc, multitaper
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Stephen Meyers

Astrochron citations


Timing and pacing of the Late Devonian mass extinction event regulated by eccentricity and obliquity

Nat Commun
PMCID: 5741662
PMID: 29273792
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02407-1

[…] distorted eccentricity-tilt-precession (ETP) series in Supplementary Figs. –.All spectral analyses in this study were carried out using the MTM with three 2π -tapers, as implemented in the R-package “astrochron”. The confidence levels were calculated applying the conventional AR1 method for estimating the red noise spectrum. The R-code used for age modeling and spectral analyses is available throu […]


Astronomical age constraints and extinction mechanisms of the Late Triassic Carnian crisis

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5451402
PMID: 28566703
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-02817-7

[…] ances were attained using a hand-held Niton XRF analyser at the BGS. MTM, F-test, bandpass and ASM were performed on the XRF data from WP borehole 1 and GR data from WP borehole 2 using the R program Astrochron. The Continuous Wavelet Transform was achieved using a Morlet wavelet and run on a MATLAB platform. Further technical information for all methods is provided in the supplementary informatio […]

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