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View Poll Results: Which one has the best Climate
Atlantis 4 44.44%
Lemuria 0 0%
Mu 5 55.56%
Voters: 9. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-18-2016, 04:57 PM
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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People for hundreds of years have been fascinated by the possibility of a lost continent home to an ancient advanced civilization that one day sank beneath the ocean. The three most famous cases are Atlantis, thought to be some where in the Atlantic ocean, Lemuria, somewhere in the Indian ocean, and Mu, somewhere in the Pacific ocean. So I found these interesting maps depicting these continents based off of real submerged continents, plateaus, and mountain ridges.

Atlantis, based off of the mid Atlantic ridge, centered around the Azores Islands.


Lemuria, based off of the submerged Kreguelen Plateau.

Here is another map for size comparison.


Mu, based off of the submerged continent of Zealandia.


So what do you think the climate would be like on these fictional land masses, and how would they affect the rest of the world? And which one would you rather live on?

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Old 09-18-2016, 09:12 PM
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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I personally chose Mu (Zealandia) because I think it would be the most climatically diverse having almost all the climates covered, possibly even continental since it extends pretty far south. And I already like New Zealand's climate as is, over the other two's land masses currently above sea level (Azores and Kreguelen islands). Lemuria I think would be too cold, and would be probably be similar to southern Patagonia. Atlantis would probably be one of the most oceanic/mild places in the world. The western half would be very wet constantly bombarded with the remanents of the hurricanes, and the eastern half would be significantly drier. The southern parts would be tropical and the north would be like the Isles of Scilly. I'm not sure how big of an effect it would have on the Gulf Stream, but since Atlantis doesn't extend to far north, I would imagine that it would just wrap around and continue on its way to Northern Europe.
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Old 09-18-2016, 09:21 PM
Location: United Nations
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Mu sounds interesting
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:52 AM
Location: Foreignorland 58 N, 17 E.
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Lemuria can't have had any other people than Eskimos on it. Utterly inhabitable tundra climate.

Mu looks like a subtropical-ish continental variety of New Zealand. Atlantis is my pick. Very mild waters surrounding it. Tremendous rain shadow with the mountain range right through the middle allows for a variety of environment.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:26 PM
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Originally Posted by EverBlack View Post
Mu sounds interesting
Read up!

Scientists discover 'Zealandia' - a hidden continent off the coast of Australia
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