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).

Version: 0.4.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.5.0), raster, sp
Imports: graphics, methods, grDevices, utils
Suggests: jpeg, knitr, ncdf4, rgdal, rmarkdown
Published: 2020-10-20
Author: Adam T. Kocsis, Nussaibah B. Raja
Maintainer: Adam T. Kocsis <adam.t.kocsis at>
License: CC BY 4.0
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: chronosphere citation info
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: chronosphere results


Reference manual: chronosphere.pdf
Vignettes: Introduction to the 'chronosphere' R package
Package source: chronosphere_0.4.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release: chronosphere_0.4.0.tgz, r-oldrel: chronosphere_0.4.0.tgz
Old sources: chronosphere archive


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