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RE: Pangea's weather?
--- Anthony Docimo <firstname.lastname@example.org> schrieb:
> I recall one program on the Triassic as mentioning -
> in passing, sadly -
> that the supercontinent Pangea had an interior which
> experienced severe
Severe droughts in places, almost certainly. But
climate was not homogenous over such a large area. It
could be possible to make more precise estimates
nowadays with stratigraphic and paleotectonic
considerations and data.
> so extreme that one paleontologist said
> that in one season,
> there were sand dunes, and in another season in the
> same geological
> formation, there was a rainforest -- and this was an
> annual event.
Almost certainly not. Even a small forest needs time
to grow. What was the flora anyway? Turnover times of
years, maybe decades seem more realistic.
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