Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 201–234, 2020
Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 201–234, 2020

Research article 25 Feb 2020

Research article | 25 Feb 2020

Earth system data cubes unravel global multivariate dynamics

Miguel D. Mahecha et al.

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The ever-growing availability of data streams on different subsystems of the Earth brings unprecedented scientific opportunities. However, researching a data-rich world brings novel challenges. We present the concept of Earth system data cubes to study the complex dynamics of multiple climate and ecosystem variables across space and time. Using a series of example studies, we highlight the potential of effectively considering the full multivariate nature of processes in the Earth system.
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