An interactive visualisation of climate model data across time and space.
testing & deployment |
This project is heavily inspired by and would not have been possible without previous work. I am particularly grateful to the following people and projects for sharing their ideas and/or code:
geologic timescale |
3D engine |
warming stripes |
warming stripes in D3.js |
by xadilzeshan¥ distributed under the MIT license
3D vegetation models are all licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution. They include "Polygon Tree Pack" by StreakByte, "Bush" by Artbake Graphics and "Low Poly Grass" by RM_Way. Land surface textures are created from "Blue Marble: Next Generation" images by NASA’s Earth Observatory.
The surface desert texture for the Dune planet Arrakis was made by d3cline and is shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. The smooth sand dunes texture by the 3rdSequence is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Additional royalty-free rocky terrain textures 'Age of the Canyon' and 'Martian Range' are used from Spiral Graphics.
Climate model data represents monthly or annual means and can be accessed either from the referenced publications or by contacting the linked author.
Phanerozoic model data |
Dune simulation |
Initial seed corn funding for the project has been provided by the Jean Golding Institute for data science and data-intensive research at the University of Bristol.