Earth System History Variables

The purpose of the 'chronosphere' project is to facilitate spatially explicit analyses of (paleo)environmental/ecological research. The package serves as a gateway to plate tectonic reconstructions, deep time global climate model results as well as fossil occurrence datasets such as the Paleobiology Database <> and the PaleoReefs Database <>. Environmental data stored on a remote server can be downloaded and imported directly to the R environment. Query functions to the GPlates <> desktop application or the GPlates Web Service <> allow users to reconstruct coordinates, static plates, and Spatial objects. A wrapper class 'RasterArray' is implemented around the 'RasterLayer' class, allowing the organization of spatially explicit raster data in n-dimensional arrays. The project is developed under the umbrella of the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Research Unit TERSANE2 (For 2332, TEmperature Related Stressors in ANcient Extinctions).


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0.4.1 by Adam T. Kocsis, 6 months ago

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Authors: Adam T. Kocsis , Nussaibah B. Raja

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Imports graphics, methods, grDevices, utils

Depends on raster, sp

Suggests jpeg, knitr, ncdf4, rgdal, rmarkdown

Suggested by rgplates.

See at CRAN