Earth is a dynamic planet. If anything has been constant throughout Earth history, it is its relentless state of flux -- from the ceaseless motion of tectonic plates to the ever-changing climate that eventually led to the birth of life itself to the steady bombardment of asteroids, some of which led to large-scale extinction events. PaleoEarth brings together a number of disparate data sets and provides a unique window into Earth's dynamic history. Key features include:

* Shows the motion of continental plates, subduction zones (where oceanic crust sinks into the Earth's mantle) and mid-ocean ridges (where new oceanic crust is created) over the last 400 million years.

* Shows sites of major asteroid impacts, tracing them from their original location at the time of impact to their current location, having been transported by the motion of tectonic plates.

* Shows how Earth's temperature and atmospheric co2 concentration compare to present-day values, over the last 400 million years.

* Traces the borders of a given country back in time -- over the last 400 million years -- and shows how a number of large countries, e.g. the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China have resulted from the agglomeration of smaller continental plates.

Ratings and Reviews

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3 Ratings

SF Presidio ,

Earth In Motion

This is one of the best demonstrations of the dynamic history of the Earth. It is great for scholars from 4-104. Plate Tectonics is illustrated across the span of our planet’s lifetime to the present. Even young geologists who are just learning to read will be entranced by the dance of the plates. This app is well worth the investment.

Magazinefan ,

Finally understand Gondwana

This is a very well done app. Not just for teachers and school kids.

It is intuitive and allows you to view the earth ( rotating the globe) while simultaneously changing the epoch.

It does seem to have one programming glitch Im using iPad ios13 and the name labels do not line up correctly. However, its still easy to figure it out.

This should be more expensive.

Developer Response ,

Hi Magazinefan,

Thank you for your kind review. Could you please elaborate on the glitch re: the name labels not lining up?

Best regards


Raquibul Hassan
53 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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