Climate of the Supercontinent Pangea

  title={Climate of the Supercontinent Pangea},
  author={J. Parrish},
  journal={The Journal of Geology},
  pages={215 - 233}
  • J. Parrish
  • Published 1993
  • Geology
  • The Journal of Geology
  • Numerous climate models predict that the geography of the supercontinent Pangea was conducive to the establishment of a "megamonsoonal" circulation. In general, geologic evidence supports the hypothesis of a megamonsoon that reached maximum strength in the Triassic. Pangea in the Late Carboniferous had widespread peat formation in what is now central and eastern North America and Europe and relatively dry conditions on the Colorado Plateau. The equatorial region of the continent became drier… CONTINUE READING
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