chronosphere: 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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AuthorAdam T. Kocsis, Nussaibah B. Raja
MaintainerAdam T. Kocsis <>
LicenseCC BY 4.0
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chronosphere documentation built on April 19, 2021, 1:07 a.m.