I'm looking for notes on my climate map for a continent I've mapped out. Does this set up seem plausible.
- edit Don't have time to do a version with a key you can read without zooming at all, but the distance scale is 500 miles per colored section. The climate zones are
Tropical Rainforest ‐ dark blue/ green - north coast
Tropical Seasonal Forest - light green
Tropical Thorn Scrub/Woodland - brownish - along the interior equator
Desert - tan
Temperate Rainforest - blue
Temperate Forest - forest green (mostly in the south)
Savanna - reddish tan
Boreal Forest - dark green - south coast
Grassland - yellowish tan
Tundra - grey
Skeltai is an equatorial supercontinent - This is a map of climate zones, mountains and rivers specifically. I left out ocean currents because the map isn't big enough to fit them in, but basically there is a subcontinent directly north that splits the northern hemisphere currents into two large gyres, one spinning warm water onto the northeast coast and one pulling colder water onto the northwest coast.
The southern ocean is largely open, with a huge current that pushes cold water up along the southwest coast.
The thick line is the equator and the thinner lines 30 degree marks.
You kind of have to extrapolate elevation - I left it off because the eventual finished map will be an in world artifact and the people drawing it have an animistic-quasi religion in which mountains are spiritually important. I also left off continental plates as of yet - but the main interactions there are the southern 1/3 or so is pushing into the north, which is creating the central mountain ranges.
Key differences from earth - slightly lower atmospheric pressure (85%) axial tilt of 13.5% no moon 40 hour days, 450 day year - there is an artificial night in the middle of the 22 hours of daylight, but extra UV and Infrared are beamed down to the planet to offset cooling, so a 'normal' amount of actual energy is reaching the planet, and plant life has been adjusted to work.