Questions tagged [climate]

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how to put as diverse of biomes as possible into a single continent?

for a fantasy/sci-fi project im working on, im wanting a single continent, no bigger than eurasia, preferably about the size of africa (referring to area enclosed by the landmass) with as many and as ...
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Does my planet's climate check out? [closed]

So as part of a worldbuilding project I've decided to write up basic specs for a fictional habitable planet and draw a map of its continents and climate, but my main concern is that I haven't quite ...
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Effects on World Climate without (Most of) northwest and central Europe

So I'm considering creating a fantasy setting heavily modelled on Earth with the exception that most of what we consider Northwest and Central Europe is replaced by sea. I decided to as a reference ...
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What Would the Climate Be Like on this Extreme Alternate Earth?

In an alternate universe, Earth orbits not one sun, but two. As you can see, both stars are orange dwarves, each one only 40% as bright as our sun. All the same, this alternate Earth orbits from ...
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What would Pangaea's Climate look like? [duplicate]

I'm building a world as close to the real Pangaea as possible. And I was wondering what the climate would look like. I've read other answers to similar questions but they haven't described the entire ...
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What would the effect of a magical ring of ice around the equator be?

So the question here isn't exactly is it possible or what would make it happen, but what would the consequences be? A massive magical ring of ice around the equator, sucking in heat from the hottest ...
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Which Crops/Other Plants Could be Grown in a “Tropical Mediterranean” Climate?

In my book series, the region around the capital city of one of my planets has a very odd climate: while it has the year-round warm-to-hot weather of a tropical climate, it also has an exaggerated ...
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What effect would exceptionally tall mountains have on high-altitude wind currents in an Earth-like environment?

I am currently in the process of building my fantasy world from the ground up and as I finished my height map, I realized I had some pretty tall mountains. Not just a few of those stereotypical lone, ...
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Which Crops Could be Grown in a Subpolar Oceanic (CFC) Climate Zone?

In my fantasy series, the area the main protagonist is from is cool and dreary year-round, but never cold and never hot. For example, it never really gets higher than the 60s farenheit at the peak of ...
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Effect of lower average temperatures on the tropical savannahs and deserts of a planet

I have a nagging question that has been eating away at me since I am figuring out the biomes that are present in the world that I am building. For all intents and purposes this world is basically an ...
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How could strange energies cause massive droughts within a localized region?

The scenario: Background Let me begin by explaining the surreal parts of this scenario: essentially there is an archipelago of islands just south of Australia that have existed under the world's noses....
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Logistics of habitable moons orbiting a brown dwarf

Okay, so I've found some threads about the day/night cycle and seasons of habitable moons orbiting gas giants, but what if we replace the gas giant by a brown dwarf (i.e. the sub-stellar object class ...
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How to block extreme winds on a stormy planet?

Assume that you have a planet mostly covered in water (about 89% of the surface is water). There are a few connected continents in the middle of the planet. If the rotation of the planet is slow, say ...
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What would the seasonal patterns be like on this world?

Here's the set up on this system I have: The sun is .99 solar mass, .97 luminosity. The world in question has the following orbital parameters: Dist: 1.253 AU Orbital Period: 1.41 (rel. to Earth) ...
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What is the ideal day length for extreme weather?

This question is in reference to a previous question by TrEs-2b and SRM: I want to create a planet with a significantly longer day than Earth's. However, I was only able to find a question about a ...
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Is it Possible to Have a Tropical Climate With a Summer Dry Season?

In my book series, the northern coast of one of my provinces is in the tropics and on the western side of its continent. However, because it is mountainous and on a relatively cold sea, I was thinking ...
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How Could Cold-Climate War Animals Such as Mammoths be Adjusted for Warfare in Warm Climates?

In this fantasy novel I'm working on, the villain is from a very cold-climate planet and is planning an invasion of a much warmer planet. While most of his army is standard infantry and cavalry, he ...
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Tropical Moon Orbiting Gas Giant [duplicate]

I am asking this question, “How would it be possible for the moon of a gas giant to naturally be habitable for human life?” Specifically, I’m looking at these criteria: Has a tropical climate with ...
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How could some smart high school kids sabotage a natural gas well? [closed]

One of my young eco-warriors in a near future climate disaster thriller needs to strike out at a big energy company that pretends to be developing renewables but is actually developing more and more ...
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Help with Pressure, Winds, Precipitation and Climate Zone

So I've decided to re-do my worlds winds with a more realistic approach. Honestly the entire process has overwhelmed me, so I need some help with certain things. This is the climate map map by itself. ...
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Living on a Windy Rainless Hemisphere

The dayside of this arid, tidally locked world has no rain, but instead has glacier-fed endorheic rivers. Winds are unending, and vary from ~15kph to ~50kph depending on distance from the glaciers. ...
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A single volcano turns a northern island into a tropical jungle: how it is made?

To have a single volcano warm up an island the size of Iceland and located in a northern Europe climate, how hot does a volcano have to be, or what type of volcano does it need to be? I want the ...
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Tidally Locked Planet with no Oceans

Picture an earth-mass, breathable atmosphere planet; tidally locked to a red dwarf; orbiting far enough out that the dayside is not scorching; and with no planet-wide liquid oceans (but probably local ...
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Can my civilization be totally isolated by deserts?

Is it possible for a dry planet similar to Earth* to be inhabited by an indigenous intelligent humanoid species that is restricted to a small area of the planet – perhaps 1000 miles x 1000 miles near ...
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How To Approach a Range of Albedo in A Given Latitude Range When Estimating Temperature?

There's a lot of information about figuring in the average albedo of a planet when calculating the base temperature for a planet. What if you want to get more granular, down to each (let's say) 10 ...
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How to minimise the size of temperate zones of an Earth like planet?

I want to create a planet similar to Earth but with narrow temperate bands between much wider tropical and polar bands. How can this be achieved? The planet must be similar to Earth and capable of ...
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Is it Possible to Have Snow-Capped Mountains Directly on a Tropical Beach? [duplicate]

In my world, there is an archipelago that is home to the Coorabar Alps, the highest mountain range in the entire known galaxy (quite a few peaks here surpass 30,000 feet, and they form a plateau on ...
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Best and Worst Koppen Climate Types for Human Civilization?

I've already made a Koppen climate map of (the relevant parts of) my world (see below) and I was wondering where most of the civilization and agricultural development should arise here based on that. ...
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What Will My Alternate Earth's Climate Be Like? (Basically Speaking, Not Asking Much)

Ultimately, this scenario will depend on whether or not this alternate Earth would orbit one G-type star or two, and whether dawn would still be in the east, like back home, or in the west, like in ...
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Would large enough equatorial continent produce a central desert through sheer size?

As I understand it, the deserts require a number of conditions to occur, leading to the overall decrease in precipitation. And areas around equator usually lack these. While there are some deserts ...
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How would the Weather be on a Double Planet System?

context is always important to give a good answer to such a question. So here is some data and Renders from the System. It consists of the two Planets Hela and Vesna. Hela has a Radius of 5636.492km ...
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Air trapping polar vortexes on tidally locked planets?

There's a tidally locked planet with native life or not, but with an atmosphere that could allow a decent degree of heat transfer between hot and cold side and a rather broad, hospitable region near ...
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How to Determine Planetary Extremes of Temperature from Average Global Temperature?

I have determined the average global temperature of my world based on the luminosity of the star, distance to the star, and the bond albedo and greenhouse factor of the world. What I'm having a devil ...
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Calendar-Worthy Events on a no-axial spin distant future Earth

The Question Let's try this again. Again. One concise question: "What significant and regular calendar-worthy events would either nomadic or stationary humans perceive on a distant future Earth ...
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I need some formula for raining time --> flood height

I want to make a story in our world, where there is a sudden rain everywhere, and this rain is pretty average but it's permanent. (This is not a raining cycle, because the origin of the rain is ...
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Could life exist on a tidally locked planet? [duplicate]

Could a planet with one side always facing its star have a temperate zone between the far side and near side that can be suitable for an ecosystem to exist? Here are the conditions: The planet has an ...
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Climate of a No-Axial-Spin Earth?

First post (reposted and more focused). Thanks in advance. I'm working on an epic fantasy series where our future-Earth has gradually stopped spinning about its axis (though still about the sun). ...
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Best location for mass desertification?

I would like to know the best potential mass desertified location for my story set in the near future. (50-60 years.) This includes land or water, eg a dried up lake or area of farmland, or both. By ...
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How Could A Planet With Extremely Enlarged Subtropical Zones Exist?

In my Book Series, I want there to be a vaguely Earth-sized planet called Awal with an Earth-like atmosphere. However, climate-wise, I need the subtropical climate zones in each hemisphere to cover 40%...
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How could a planet have an atmosphere that lets visible light through but blocks all radio waves

I'm currently working on a series (that can be found on universe factory) and I need a convenient plot device, the colony ship left com satellites and relays in orbit before it landed (and crashed) ...
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If a character were to live in a hot climate for the majority of their life, would their core temperature increase?

I'm making a comic about the apocalypse and I have a character who lives in Australia for most of his life. The thing is, global warming has caused Australia to increase in temperature so much, it's ...
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What climates can I expect on my fictional continent?

I am creating a fictional continent on a fictional Earth-like world that is mostly ocean. The planet is the same size as Earth with the same gravity level, orbiting in an equivalent region of its host ...
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What sort of materials could be used to make clothing in a swamp?

We have some characters living in a wetland biome (freshwater swamp, specifically) without access to trade from other areas. What kinds of options do they have when it comes to using the natural ...
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Depth and Temperature of Polar Underground Cities/Tunnels

Assume an underground city existed below the surface of Antarctica. The ice sheet is ~2 miles thick on average. At what range/depth would the earth's thermal heat allow livable temperature for humans, ...
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arctic and antarctic tectonic activity effect?

My question is Imagine an arctic or antarctic region and here have tectonic plates collide or diverge, or slide on each other , so to have some sort of activity ... First question is it possible for ...
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Magical Island question part 2: How to add desert to it

Part number 1 of the question can be found here: Now I wanted to add a few things just to be on the clear side of things, my world is originally inspired by Brazil. So: On the southeast the continent ...
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How to have a landmass the size of Great Britain have almost every single climate

I'm creating a continent which will be about the size of Great Britain (250.000 km2) and I'm creating it under certain constraints.: This continent was very powerful once upon a time, but now it is ...
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Just how high are my planet's highlands, given its higher gravity and atmospheric pressure?

Highland or Alpine climates are largely defined by their low temperature, low humidity, and high elevation the prior two owing to the latter due to the lower pressure. As one goes up, the temperature, ...
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Assigning realistic climate zones

I'm thinking about the Koeppen climate zones for my Earth-like planet. It is all very roughly painted, because I would like to get it right first before fine-tuning the world. I've so far started with ...
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If Theia had settled into a slower, near orbit to Earth, how would that effect climate activity?

I am building a paradigm wherein the planet Theia did not strike the Earth, but settled into a orbit around the sun a third of the distance between the Earth and Mars. I wanted to ask people in the ...

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