The global views presented in this series show how Earth may have appeared over the last 600 million years (Ma). All views were prepared from rectangular projections drawn at a resolution of 3000x1500 pixels for each of the 26 time slices. The orthographic (spherical) and Mollweide (oval) were wrapped using the respective projections. Topography was "cloned" from digital elevation maps of modern Earth from the USGS. Colors were adjusted to portray climate and vegetation for the given time and location. The modern Earth was also drawn in this manner using a color pallet derived from satellite images created by ARC Science of Loveland, Colorado. The geologic data was gathered from the references listed below.
Mollewide globes 27 global time slices in mollewide projection
Paleogeographic globes 26 global time slices, many with 2 or 3 views.
Paleogeographic maps in rectangular format Each of above time-slices in rectangular format.
This presentation uses a series of paleogeographic and plate-tectonic reconstructions to show the broad patterns of Phanerozoic Earth history. Subject matter ranges from the scale of continents, to parts of continents, to orogens. Organization for each region is in geologic order from oldest to youngest.
18 images track the geologic and tetonic evolution of Europe.
North American Paleogeography
40 images track the geologic evolution of North America.
Paleogeography of Southwestern North America
Detailed paleogeography of Colorado Plateau, Central and Southern Rocky Mountains, western High Plains, Basin and Range, and SW Pacific Coast.
Paleogeographic evolution of Western North America
Basins, uplifts, tectonic evolution, and paleogeography of greater Western North America from Central Canada to Northern Mexico.
Mesozoic Paleogeography and Terrane Accretion
Controversial assembly of Western North America during Mesozoic. Much of the data from these maps have been incorporated in the newer Paleogeography of Southwestern North America and Paleogeographic Evolution of Western North America above
All maps are copyright to me, Ron Blakey, and may bu used, with citation to Ron Blakey, NAU Geology, for educational, non-profit, non-commercial purposes. For commercial uses, please contact me.
DVD's of all maps in Global, North American, Southwestern North America, and Western North American series are available for non-comercial use; commercial versions are also available -- please contact me LINK TO DVD'S