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Climate simulation using a star of fictional type

Edit: I added a grid and updated the map, the red dot on the western equator being the location where the moon's surface comes closest to the parental planet. Im working on a project based on a ...
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What types of tropical plants could evolve to tolerate a humid climate around 40 - 45C?

Me and a few people are working on a super hot earth where the equator features a humid rainforest climate that sits around 40C - 45C degrees consistently, without any extreme changes in temperature. ...
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Climate on a tidally Locked Moon

Im working on a world building Project that is based on a moon surrounding a gas giant. The moon in question is referred to in the simulation as "Melorn" and marked in yellow. There are ...
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Stealth on Titan (ground vehicles against satellites)

Titan is a shrouded moon, cloaked in a dense haze that obscures its surface to direct visual observation. Cassini, when it visited, had to rely on radar and near infrared imaging to see the surface [...
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What would the climates/biomes on my fantasy continent be?

I've roughly marked out where I think a desert might naturally form according to the mountains, and plotted the rivers in a way that I think makes sense, but what other climates might I expect on this ...
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What are the climatic consequences of existing on a planet with a dense and fairly cold atmosphere?

I am making a non-habitable planet (Name: Xoo-akedar) for my solar system. Despite being close to the star (see characteristics below), it has a dense atmosphere that prevents the heat from the star ...
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Are my skin and hair colors believable?

I'm trying to determine whether my skin and hair colors are consistent with the climate of my planet, if I've done them correctly, within reason.
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What would climates be like outside areas of controlled weather? [closed]

If weather was controlled in circuitous paths of airships, Swipes lets call the rainbands, where it rains predictably every 7 days, and these Swipes were 1000's of miles apart, what would the other ...
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Using real examples, how long might it take for the species in a forest/jungle to respond to sudden climate change? [closed]

In my world, thriving forests/jungles experience abrupt and permanent shifts in climate. They remain wet enough to avoid desertification, but some species that thrive in one temperature range would ...
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How would an extremely long winter affect an area?

In my world, a specific area of land has been cursed into an eternal winter. The story takes place in a kingdom that is surrounded by deciduous forests similar to ones in north america, and the ...
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Can I have a supercontinent that is wet in its interior?

I recently learned that there was a period in Earth's history called the Carnian pluvial episode, when rainfall was extremely high for about 2 million years, and even the interior of large continents ...
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How plausible is my continent-wide rainforest?

I’m trying to refine the worldbuilding for the planet featured in my story “Aleyara’s Descent” from the May/June 2023 Analog Science Fiction and Fact. The planet is 86% the diameter of Earth with 82% ...
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What should be characteristics of orbit of planet with sustainable climate if north is covered by ocean and southern by desert?

Planet Artemis depicted at my pictures has totally different characteristics of northern and southern hemisphere. Northern hemisphere is covered mainly by ocean, southern by desert (except two seas, ...
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Implications of a flat earth [closed]

I’m interested in exploring the implications of a flat earth with a sun much smaller and closer to the earth than our Sun, and which moves from east to west each day. Gravity just pulls down; it’s not ...
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What's the effect of increasing the Earth's rotation on climate?

The Earth's rotation speeds up slowly but without limit. How does this affect the climate? I am thinking that day and night temperatures would even out so that there would be less wind, but I don't ...
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Could volcanic or geothermal activity alter the ambient temperature in a cold climate?

OK, while I'm good with basic biology/medicine, I am not as knowledgeable in the other sciences beyond smatterings here and there. I may be wording this badly but here is what I'm looking for: I am ...
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What would weather be like on a planet with only polar oceans? [closed]

My planet is more or less Earthlike, except with no axial tilt and with two disconnected oceans, one at each pole. Each ocean is about 17% of the planet's surface area and roughly circular. How would ...
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Could a 1,000x10,000 mile strip between mountain ranges be drier than the lands either side?

On an Earth-like planet, two roughly parallel mountain ranges run for several thousand miles across a continent, with a gap of several hundred miles in between. I am aware that mountains can create a ...
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Global warming in an apocalyptic future?

In my world, there's a global apocalypse that wipes out humanity, but I'm wondering how global warming might continue even with the lack of additional greenhouse gases. If emissions suddenly stopped, ...
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Is my climate map plausible?

I've created an Earthlike planet and spent a lot of time trying to get the climate right. I have included a map of elevation and currents. Are these climates possible, given their surrounding factors? ...
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Do my currents make my climate work? If not, how should I change them?

My planet is roughly the size of Earth, with one large continent measuring 9,500 km (5,700 mi) across and no other large landmasses. There is one very wide and high mountain range (like the Andes) in ...
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The Tropic of Ice: how cold might it get in a long-lasting planetary ring shadow?

I am working on my second novel set on a ringed Earth-like planet. Compared to Earth it has a slow orbit (19 Terran years) and a low axial tilt resulting in minimal seasonal variance. The low axial ...
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Large Chasm with water in desert world , temperatures and wind patterns

I'm developing a desert world with polar ice caps, but the majority of the planet is covered in scorching desert terrain. The ice caps, though present, are relatively small, and the areas near the ...
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Effects of deep oceans? [closed]

For my current project, I think of making one of the planets have oceans that are on average 10km deep with some regions even being as deep as 40km. The planet is roughly Earth-sized, maybe a little ...
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Weather and climate of an Earth-like planet orbiting an orange dwarf

I am creating a solar system with fictional planets as a setting for my space novel. Luckily I have some nice tools for creating quite accurate astronomical data. The planet where my protagonists live ...
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How low into the latitude may ice shelves reach?

I am currently working on the effects of glaciers on my continents. My main source is Madeline James, a bit of Worldbuilding Pasta, and Google. My question is the title. Would the area circled in red ...
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Am I placing high and low pressure zones correctly?

I'm using Geoff's Climate Cookbook to try and make the climate of my world, but I'm really struggling and I don't understand much. I've put the high and low pressure zones down on my map, but I feel ...
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At what approximate distance and what size should binary planets be for a day to be no more than 30-32 hours long?

For the story I'm trying to find a more or less plausible description of the planet. Initially I was considering planet size like Mars or mid-size between Earth and Mars. Аnd this planet is in tidal ...
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What atmospheric composition would this planet need for an avg. temperature of 50 Celsius?

Planet Info: Star: 1.25x solar mass / F6V Type / ~6300K / 1.97x Luminosity Planet is 1.84x Earth Mass, same density as Earth Orbiting at 1.42 AU atmospheric pressure is 3.68atm Inputting these ...
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What temperature range would a country north of Spain and west of France have? [closed]

I'm writing an alternate timeline about a new country in Western Europe called Biscay. Biscay has a broadleaf forest biome and has many mountains along its southern border. Biscay is roughly equal to ...
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How many zombies does it take to cause an ice age?

Let's start with how necromancy works in this setting. A magic-user grabs a corpse, shoves magical energy inside, and gets to boss it around until the magic runs out. The efficiency that a corpse ...
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What coordinates on Earth would provide the most arable land for a large island?

For my Alternate history story, I want a new ethnic group with their own landmass. Said landmass is a perfectly circular island the size of Egypt (area of 1 million square kilometers). This island ...
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If you Broke Mars' Perclorates and Benzenes How Much of an Atmosphere Would this Create?

Much of Mars is inimical to human life. While there are many problems I would like to focus on three: The low density atmosphere does not provide the pressure needed to sustain humans outside of a ...
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What would a rough estimate of the global climate of an earth be like if lit by a geosynchronous ring instead of a point source?

Welcome to fantasy earth: like Earth in all the same ways, with the exception that the sun you know has been replaced with a ring you don't. What would the climate of Earth be if the sun was replaced ...
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How can an archipelago experience a humid continental climate?

Given an archipelago around 40 degrees south latitude, and slightly farther out west than New Zealand from a North-South continent roughly similar to the Americas, how could such an archipelago ...
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How much difference would Alpha Centauri A cause to the climate of a planet about Alpha Centauri B?

Imagine an earthlike planet in the habitable zone of Alpha Centauri B. Call it ACBc (although I am not sure ACBb has been confirmed). When ACA and ACB are closest to one another, they are about 11 AU ...
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How expensive to take 80% of plastics out the ocean?

Suppose that all the world would work together to take plastic out of the ocean. Here I include microplastics, which are much harder to remove. How expensive would it be to remove 80% (in wheight) of ...
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Advice/Feedback on building a working Ocean Current model for my fictional world

after much umm-ing and ahh-ing and head scratching, I've decided to seek some advice about my worldbuilding project for the novel I'm writing. Im looking for feedback/critique on what I've done wrong ...
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Would the rain shadow effect cause this area to be a desert?

The arrows are the wind currents. This would affect this the most. The purple triangles are the mountains. They are similar in height to the Ural Mountains of western Russia.The turquoise area is ...
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Help with ocean current details on my terrestrial planet

I'm re-visiting the surface ocean currents on my world and was wondering about a few things. I know Ocean circulation is very complex and hard to say definitively what would happen but I think it's ...
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What would cause a large & long lasting regional increase in rainfall?

So after the answers on my last question, I got some very useful information about why the idea in the question wouldn't work. I looked into it more and figured that the best solution to the problem ...
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Is it possible for polar nights at one pole to be 8 & 1/2 months long without significantly messing up the climate?

Is it possible for polar nights at one pole to be 8 & 1/2 months long without significantly messing up the climate? The length of polar nights at the south pole from what i know is a week longer ...
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Possibility and sustainability of Volcanic Climate in Tropical Asia

I am looking for an answer relating to the possibility of very tall volcanoes (maybe as tall as 6km high), scattered around Tropical Asia (Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia), that spew lots of ...
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What are some reasons for the population of a small, relatively unremarkable area to suddenly boom?

In the semi-democratic Empire known as the Aurean Dominate, the small peninsula of Sparteia has seen a population explosion over the past two centuries or so. Located in Argentolia, the most populous (...
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Please rate the degree of realism of the climate zones of this world

English is not my native language so I apologize for possible mistakes The World is an Earth-like planet with a supercontinent in the northern hemisphere. Rodinia taken as the basis of the land mass. ...
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In the rainshadow of an equatorial mountain, would savanna (Aw) or hot desert (Bwh) replace rainforest?

This is a map of the area in question (pink/brown = mountains, lime = savanna, and dark green = rainforest). The top line is the equator, and lines are 10° apart. Would the area in the upper area of ...
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Circulation cells and köppen climates of my world

This world’s average surface temperature is 42°c. Has a day length of 12 hours and 5 minutes. Has an obliquity of 87°. And, has a mainly oxygen/nitrogen atmosphere that is 4.76 the pressure of Earth’s ...
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Can such a planet exist?

I am making a game. Can a planet possibly exist where, the poles are cool enough to sustain life but the further towards the equator you go, the drier and more uninhabitable the area becomes? Can ice ...
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Axial tilt of a planet with weeklong nights

Say we have a planet that takes 8 Earth days to fully rotate on the axis. At a latitude of 45 degrees, during the winter solstice, its day lasts 1 Earth day, or 24 hours, and its night lasts 7 Earth ...
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Do the parameters for this moon work? Will it be habitable?

I was wondering if the parameters for this world will work. It doesn’t need to be pleasant for humans but it will have at least multicellular life. Object name: Adii-1 Mass: 0.33334x Earth’s Mean ...
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