I have asked previously how I could create an earth-like world with as many deserts as possible in it. Based on the answers I got, I designed this continent, and asked for a reality-check, but the answers I got were somehow mixed,
So I took those answers into consideration and redrew my map. Namely, I moved my continent southward and repositioned some parts of it. I would like to ask if this updated version of my continent is plausible.
- Blue lines: Latitude and longitude (check right and bottom of the screen)
- Reddish thick lines: Mountain ranges
- Blue area: Ocean
- Green area: Fertile regions, with relatively high precipitation (irrespective of being tropical or temperate)
- Yellow area: Hot desert
- Grey area: Cold desert
Also, to clarify, this an earth-like planet, with the same size as earth, the same duration of days and years, and similar axial tilt. Also, I higlight that this continent is located in the southern hemisphere.
I have named my deserts as "A", "B", "C", and "D". I would like to know if they are realistically placed.
(I also named my mountain ranges "i", "ii", and "iii", and my fertile regions as "1", "2", and "3"; However, the mountain ranges and fertile areas are numbered only to help guide people in their replies; I am only interested in the plausibility of the deserts)
- Area "A": Extending throughout all the extension of the continent in the 30º latitude, so as to be dried up by the Hadley cells
- Area "B": Hot desert created by the rainshadow of the mountain ranges i, ii, and iii
- Area "C": Hot desert created by the ocean currents in the west and the mountain range iii (analogous to the Atacama desert)
- Area "D": Cold desert (it's okay if there is some precipitation on it, in the form of snow; it is more important to me that it be inhospitable than a true desert, but if it is a desert, so much the better)