What did Earth’s continents and oceans look like 250 million years ago, or even 1 billion years ago? What do we know about the climate back when our planet formed? How has sea level changed since the melting of the last ice age and what does the future hold?
EarthViewer is like a time machine for exploring Earth’s deep history. Based on the latest scientific research, it lets you scroll through the last 4.5 billion years with your fingertips. Follow a favorite landmark, be it Greenland or New York City, as its position shifts through time, or watch a famous fossil like Tiktaalik make an incredible journey from its origin to its current location. Layer your view of shifting continents with data on atmospheric composition, temperature, biodiversity, day length, and solar luminosity, to get a more complete view of our dynamic planet.
EarthViewer features include:
• Continental reconstructions and accompanying data dating back billions of years
• Sea level maps for the last 21,000 year and for 8,000 years into the future
• Global temperature maps for the last 100+ years
• Ability to manipulate the globe and zoom to any location
• Locations of modern cities tracked back over 500 million years
• In-depth features on major geological and biological events in Earth history
• Clickable details on geologic eons, eras, and periods
• Automated play modes
• Animations between globe and flat map projections
• Extensive reference list
• Suggestions for classroom use
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a non-profit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies. HHMI’s BioInteractive initiative opens a window on cutting-edge science through interactive web features, short films, virtual labs, and scientific animations. Since teachers play a pivotal role in launching the careers of future scientists and in helping the public understand the beauty and import of science, the BioInteractive team partners with the teaching community to create and distribute media that is engaging and relevant to the science curriculum.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
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Ratings and Reviews
Based like 'Ancient Earth' Nos 1& 2 on Scotese's 'Paleomap reconstructions' and some climate data. This app allows you to follow continental drift and certain aspects of climate change from 540 million years ago to the present without having to reload. It has several other useful and interesting additional features as compared to 'Ancient Earth'. On the other hand, the climatic data is minimal, while the styling is cluttered and unappealing.
One of best teachers learning apps.
Truly great effort to pit so much attention to dates, details, fossils, charts, knowledge. Basically summarises all the earth shows ever made, into an interactive app.
Great for classroom use
Good apps deserve a review! I've used this app extensively with my Science classes. Particularly with Geology, Climate and Evolution classes. Students find it easy to use and engage with the graphics. I tend to only use the most basic features but it has some fascinating extra details like graphs of oxygen levels over the past 500 million years.
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- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- 112.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires a Mac with Apple M1 chip and macOS 11.0 or later.
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- © 2017 Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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