Supercontinent cycles and the calculation of absolute palaeolongitude in deep time

@article{Mitchell2012SupercontinentCA,
  title={Supercontinent cycles and the calculation of absolute palaeolongitude in deep time},
  author={Ross Mitchell and Taylor M. Kilian and David Evans},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={482},
  pages={208-211}
}
Traditional models of the supercontinent cycle predict that the next supercontinent—‘Amasia’—will form either where Pangaea rifted (the ‘introversion’ model) or on the opposite side of the world (the ‘extroversion’ models). Here, by contrast, we develop an ‘orthoversion’ model whereby a succeeding supercontinent forms 90° away, within the great circle of… CONTINUE READING