The Application

An interactive visualisation of climate model data across times.


visualisation |

Sebastian Steinig

testing & deployment |

Tessa Alexander

contact |


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:

inspiration for the project |

earth by Cameron Beccario

time interpolation on the GPU |

WebGL weather globe by Miron Kursa

geologic timescale |

UW-Macrostrat/geo-timescale by UW-Madison Macrostrat, updated by Jules Blom and distributed under the MIT license

3D engine |


charts |


layout |

Bootstrap, Hyper Theme

animations |


icons |


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.

Data Sources

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 |

description in Valdes et al. (2021)
access via BRIDGE group at the University of Bristol

Paleogeographies |

Scotese and Wright (2018)

CMIP6 Future Scenarios |

KNMI Data Explorer


This project has been supported by the Jean Golding Institute for data science and data-intensive research at the University of Bristol.