What Earth’s supercontinents might look like in the future
Today’s Video of the Day comes from the American Geophysical Union and features a look at how the cyclical strengthening and weakening of ocean tides likely forms supercontinents on Earth every 400 to 600 million years.
According to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters, tectonic movement determines both the placement of continents and the size and shape of oceans. As tectonic plates push land masses to form supercontinents, ocean basins will close in synch.
Video Credit: American Geophysical Union, Hannah Davies