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Earth Topography and Bathymetry 65 Million Years Ago

posted May 2, 2011, 7:06 PM by Abel Mendez   [ updated Jul 1, 2012, 7:20 PM ]
Christopher Scotese of the PALEOMAP Project, one of the sources for our Visible Paleo-Earth project, is adding some nice relief 3D topography and bathymetry information to our images, including country outlines for reference. Here we show three spherical views for 65 million yeas ago. The images not only show the land areas in true-color but the ocean floor in a nice and contrasting ocean-blue. Scotese's visualizations are impressive and provide more geological information and context to our images. He will be updating other periods, which we hope to show here soon.