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NOVOPANGAEA or NOVOPANGEA (Greco -Latin for "New Pangaea ") is a possible future supercontinent postulated by Roy Livermore (now at the University of Cambridge ) in the late 1990s. It assumes closure of the Pacific
Pacific
, docking of Australia
Australia
with eastern Asia
Asia
, and northward motion of Antarctica
Antarctica
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Alternative scenarios * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 Further reading

ALTERNATIVE SCENARIOS

Paleogeologist Ronald Blakey has described the next 15 to 100 million years of tectonic development as fairly settled and predictable but no supercontinent will form in that time frame. Beyond that, he cautions that the geologic record is full of unexpected shifts in tectonic activity that make further projections "very, very speculative". In addition to Novopangaea, two other hypothetical supercontinents—"Amasia " and Christopher Scotese 's " Pangaea Ultima "—were illustrated in an October 2007 _ New Scientist _ article.

SEE ALSO

* Life timeline * Nature timeline

REFERENCES

* ^ Wilkins, Alasdair. "A Geological History of Supercontinents on Planet Earth" at _io9_. 27 Jan 2011. Accessed 22 July 2014. * ^ _A_ _B_ Manaugh, Geoff Nield, Ted (20 October 2007). "Pangaea, the comeback". _New Scientist_. Archived from the original on 13 April 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2016.

FURTHER READING

* Nield, Ted, _Supercontinent: Ten Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet,_ Harvard University Press, 2009, ISBN 978-0674032453

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Continents of the world

Africa
Africa

Antarctica
Antarctica

Asia
Asia

Oceania

Europe
Europe

North America
North America

South America

Afro-Eurasia

Americas

Eurasia

* FORMER SUPERCONTINENTS Gondwana * Laurasia * Pangaea * Pannotia * Rodinia * Columbia * Kenorland * Nena * Sclavia * Ur * Vaalbara

* HISTORICAL CONTINENTS Amazonia * Arctica * Asiamerica * Atlantica * Avalonia
Avalonia
* Baltica
Baltica
* Cimmeria * Congo craton * Euramerica * Kalaharia * Kazakhstania * Laurentia * North China * Siberia * South China * East Antarctica
Antarctica
* India

* SUBMERGED CONTINENTS Kerguelen Plateau * Zealandia

* POSSIBLE FUTURE SUPERCONTINENTS Pangaea Ultima * Amasia * Novopangaea

* MYTHICAL AND HYPOTHESISED CONTINENTS Atlantis
Atlantis
* Kumari Kandam * Lemuria * Meropis * Mu * Hyperborea * Terra Australis

* _See also Regions of the world _ * _ Continental fragment _

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