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Mediterranean Desert - comm for Asaf Castigliano by SalesWorlds Mediterranean Desert - comm for Asaf Castigliano by SalesWorlds
Commision for Asaf Castigliano (Official-LifeForms)

This is the first commission I have been asked to make. This map is made for the future publication of LifeForms magazine.
The map shows the topography in the future of the Mediterranean within 5 million years, which will be a saline desert after the closure of the Strait of Gibraltar.

I hope you like it!
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vladyslav-ai Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
Nice map but The Black Sea will not dry out. Its balance is positive - 210 cubic kilometers per year flow through the Bosphorus into Marmara sea
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Tonio103 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Map ! Just Wondering (you're not obliged to take me on me with my words on it), i saw a map of the yearly elevation gain of the Alps (i will send it to you if i find it back) and on it the Jura is shown to slowly disapear why the Swiss Plateau will slowly catch up with it. Also the Apulian plate is still moving north, meaning that all the Adriatic coast is slowly sliding north. It's also possible that Corsica and Sardinia are continuing the movement eastward.
Also, I heard that Anatolia was like a piece of soap compressed between EUrasia and Arabia slowly moving sliding westward. So wouldn't that Close the Bosphore and Permit the Black Sea to continue to exist?
Of Course, I might miss some Important stuff.
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SalesWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Well, i'm not geologist. I've made what I've been asked to do. Anyway, I think that everything will be explained in the article of the magazine. Sorry I can not answer your questions.
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Tonio103 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry, maybe i'll ask the original creator then. Anyway, nice map!
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SalesWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Sure! no problem!
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waterpoke Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit. This is amazing and perfectly made. I heard if the Mediterranean did disappear areas could reach to some of the hottest degrees ever measured on Earth.
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SalesWorlds Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank yo so much!
Indeed. As winds blew across the "Mediterranean Sink" they would heat or cool adiabaticaly with altitude. In the empty Mediterranean Basin, the summertime temperatures would probably be extremely high even during the coldest phase of any glacial era. Using the dry adiabatic lapse rate of around 10 °C (18 ºF) per kilometer, a theoretical temperature of an area 4 km below sea level would be about 40 °C (104 ºF) warmer than the temperature at sea level. Under this simplistic assumption, theoretical maximum temperature would be around 80 °C (176 °F) at the lowest depths of the dry abyssal plain. An actual hell Devilish 
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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, that suddenly scares me a lot for that future. When is it estimated that the Straights would be closed off?
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waterpoke Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
When and if the straits were to close the Mediterranean would probably remain the same.
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SalesWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Don't be afraid. The first homo appeared 2 million years ago. By the time the strait closes in 1 million years I don't know if there will be humans on earth, but if there are they will be very different from the current homo sapiens.
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waterpoke Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. It's really interesting seeing how history geography and the future could be affected by changes such as this.
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