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Way et al. 2019, submitted

Way, M.J., H.S. Davies, J.C. Duarte, and J.A.M. Green, 2019: The climates of Earth's next supercontinent: Effects of tectonics, rotation rate, and insolation. Geophys. Res. Lett., submitted.

We explore two possible Earth climate scenarios, 200 and 250 million years into the future, using knowledge of the evolution of plate tectonics, solar luminosity, and rotation rate. In one scenario, a supercontinent forms at low latitudes, whereas in the other it forms at high northerly latitudes with an antarctic subcontinent remaining at the south pole. The climates between these two end points are quite stark, with differences in mean surface temperatures approaching 4 degrees. The fractional habitability (mean surface temperatures remaining between 0<T<100 year round) on land is shown to differas much as 40% between the two simulations. These results demonstrate the need to consider alternative boundary conditions when simulating Earth-like exoplanetary climates.

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@unpublished{wa03800f,
  author={Way, M. J. and Davies, H. S. and Duarte, J. C. and Green, J. A. M.},
  title={The climates of Earth's next supercontinent: Effects of tectonics, rotation rate, and insolation},
  year={2019},
  journal={Geophys. Res. Lett.},
  note={Manuscript submitted for publication}
}

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TY  - UNPB
ID  - wa03800f
AU  - Way, M. J.
AU  - Davies, H. S.
AU  - Duarte, J. C.
AU  - Green, J. A. M.
PY  - 2019
TI  - The climates of Earth's next supercontinent: Effects of tectonics, rotation rate, and insolation
JA  - Geophys. Res. Lett.
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