Acycle is a comprehensive, but simple-to-use software package for analysis of time-series designed for paleoclimate research and education.
Acycle runs either in the MATLAB environment or as a stand-alone application on Windows and Macintosh OS, and is available free of charge.
Acycle version 0.3 can be downloaded here
A very preliminary User's Guide can be downloaded
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(in English and Chinese. It only takes 1-2 minutes).
This will help improve Acycle in the future. Thank you very much!
Structure of the Acycle software
Acycle provides prewhitening procedures with multiple options available to track or remove secular trends, and integrates various power spectral analysis approaches for detection and tracking of periodic signals.
Acycle also provides a toolbox that evaluates astronomical signals in paleoclimate series, and estimates the most likely sedimentation rate by maximizing the correlation coefficient between power spectra of an astronomical solution and a paleoclimate series. Sedimentary noise models for sea-level variations are also included.
Many of the functions are specific to cyclostratigraphy and astrochronology, and are not found in standard, statistical packages.
A case study -- eCOCO sedimentation rate map of the Fe series at ODP Leg 208 Site 1262
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