Tuesday, January 19, 2010

continental drip

“continental drip is the tendency of land masses to drip, droop, sag, or hang down … except that they cling to surface below thethe equator insteadof falling off into space.”

• Broad tops of Africa, South America, India, Malaysia etc.
• Peninsulas: Baja Malaysia, Florida, etc. — continental drift causes some to drip south-east and some south-west
• Non-volcanic islands are thin and lie south of the land masses they dripped from.
• There's a waist around the equator
• Pool of land at the antarctic but none at the arctic

• Remove subjective bias by turning the map upside down

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