Climate of the Supercontinent Pangea

  title={Climate of the Supercontinent Pangea},
  author={Judith Totman Parrish},
  journal={The Journal of Geology},
  pages={215 - 233}
  • J. Parrish
  • Published 1 March 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… Expand
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