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Gondwana model

Post #1by Cham » 02.12.2008, 01:20

I'm collecting some info about the Pangea and Gondwana supercontinents. I would love to see an animated model in Celestia, like on these places :

http://kartoweb.itc.nl/gondwana/gondwana_gif.html
http://kartoweb.itc.nl/gondwana/gondwana.html

Other sites :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gondwana
http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/docum ... /index.htm
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Re: Gondwana model

Post #2by MKruer » 02.12.2008, 04:45

Cambrian period 542 - 488.3 million years ago http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambrian
Ordovician period 488.3 - 443.7 million years ago http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordovician
Silurian period 443.7 - 416 million years ago http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silurian
Devonian period 416 - 359.2 million years ago http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devonian
Carboniferous period 359.2 - 299 million years ago http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carboniferous
Permian period 299 - 251 million years ago http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permian
Triassic period 251 - 199.6 million years ago http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triassic
Jurassic period 199.6 - 145.5 million years ago http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurassic
Cretaceous period 145.5 - 65.5 million years ago http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretaceous
Paleogene period 65.5 - 23.03 million years ago http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleogene
Neogene period 23.03 - 0 million years ago http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neogene

If you haven't seen it you should check out "How the Earth was Made" by the history channel. It goes though the formation of the earth, to the impact of Theia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_impact_hypothesis though the evolutionarily stage mentioned above to present day. It then goes on to show were the contents should end up in the next few million years. If you have a DVR you should recored it. Its pretty cool. I think its way better then the Universe series.

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Re: Gondwana model

Post #3by buggs_moran » 07.12.2008, 22:43

Don't know if you've seen his work, but Ron Blakey was receptive to letting me use his maps for Frank Gregario's KT impact addon...

Perhaps if you contact him he would send you the rest. They were all rectangular projections at 3000 x 1500.

http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/%7Ercb7/global_history.html

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Re: Gondwana model

Post #4by fsgregs » 13.12.2008, 03:50

Dr. Blakley has shared all of his maps with me, with permission to use them in Celestia education. Here are two of the maps showing Pangaea and Gondwana:

280M-small.jpg

200ma--small.jpg


Let me know if you need a copy. :)

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Re: Gondwana model

Post #5by Cham » 13.12.2008, 04:28

fsgregs wrote:Dr. Blakley has shared all of his maps with me, with permission to use them in Celestia education. Here are two of the maps showing Pangaea and Gondwana:
Let me know if you need a copy. :)

Frank

What is the resolution of these textures ? I'm interested to use them, but only if they are 4096x2048 or more.

Is there a normalMap or a bump, and specular texture ?
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Re: Gondwana model

Post #6by fsgregs » 13.12.2008, 18:09

Martin:

They are 3000 x 1500 jpg images. There is no spec or normal/bump maps that I am aware of. however, they do display nicely in Celestia.
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