So Enderton and Marshall (2009) wrote an interesting paper on the ocean circulation of various aquaplanets covered with certain terrain: e.g. an aquaplanet with a small ridge of land that ranged from North Pole to South Pole, and studied the effects it had on the ocean circulation.

I'm curious: Has anyone ever applied this type of analysis to a Pangaea-like planet?


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Here is an estimate from Beauchamp and Baud (2002), for parts of the ocean around Pangea, for the latter parts of it's existence (~300-250mya). It is based on various previous papers that looked at deposits of carbonates and phosphate deposits, and made a few assumptions, including a sufficient supply of silica and nutrient inputs, and environments suitable for particular biota, including particularly siliceous sponges:

Ocean circulation patterns for


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