Introduction to TimeScale Comparison

Background

Timescale Comparison is a tool for comparing different versions of proposed geological time scale in the history. The comparisons can be made for different subdivisions against different timescale. The program reads data from CHRONOS Chronos database and displays the results in SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic) format, which is rendered into a Java Applet Viewer. Other formats like PNG, JPEG and TIFF are also available for various usages.

Starting the program

This program runs under the Java runtime environment (1.4 or higher) and is available on line from the CHRONOS web site. Java Plugin is also required for launching Java Applet Viewer.