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Pangaea. Evidence suggests the super-continent had extensive deserts in the interior with temperatures reaching up to 45C. This was because moisture precipitated out of he atmosphere before reaching the central regions of the continent. Other factors including latitude of specific parts of the continent and then prevailing environmental conditions helped. I ...


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Such a desert would likely be small and specific to the topography of the area. Equatorial rainforests produce 50% to 75% of their own rain and prevailing winds would carry this farther inland than their oceanic moisture would travel. With enough distance this could dwindle the biomes down through savannah, steppe, etc to desert. For a larger desert you ...


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