Questions tagged [climate]

For questions about specific changes in the characteristics of the weather in a location. You should also consider the tags [weather] and [seasons].

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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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Terra Australis: How can I minimize the effects of its existence on the climate in the rest of the world?

Imagine that Terra Australis was real, that there really was a vast continent in the Southern Hemisphere like that shown on old maps. It's massive, encompassing what in our world would be Antarctica, ...
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Can post-glacial (icesheet) landforms be present on the warm desert (BWh/BWc)?

How realistic would it be to have moraines and dried lakes on deserts? I plan to have a salt lake with a few rivers flowing in - how much time would they have to erode canyons? Natural disasters ...
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How do you develop global wind patterns for your world?

I'm trying to develop climatic maps for our countries and know that wind is a huge part of that. Our world is shaped the same as Earth, it's just a little smaller, and our axis is slightly less tilted ...
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How Would A Tribal Chiefdom Govern a Colossal Land Area?

In the book series I'm currently working on, there's an archipelago around the size of Australia that is headed by a single tribal chief in the capital city of Jubenar. The archipelago is very ...
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Humans at near 0% of humidity

There is this forest in my world with the vegetation feeding off the humidity of the air. Because the plants keep draining humidity, the air becomes dry -- near 0% of humidity. Precipitation happens, ...
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Enhanced Rock Weathering in the Sahel Region of Africa [closed]

A recent Guardian article "Spreading rock dust on fields could remove vast amounts of CO2 from air" has gotten some attention in the nongovernmental and UN organizations working in the Sahel ...
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What would be the ecological impact of short days in summer and long days in winter?

While working on the cosmology of a flat world, I came up with a satisfactory arrangement that would result in the following: Summer: Short, hot days and long, dark, hot nights. Winter: Long, cold ...
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Is Alagaesia a climatically realistic world?

https://inheritance.fandom.com/wiki/Alagaësia https://www.paolini.net/2017/11/10/map-alagaesia-prints-2017/ Looking at the map, you have a tropical desert at around the same latitudes as Urubaen. ...
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In a world where sea levels fell dramatically, what effect would that have on life at the local level? (more in the body)

Assuming the levels fell at a noticeable rate year-on-year, how long would it take the tides to be a significant (200m or so) distance from where they used to be? How long until the new land would be ...
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Radiative atmosphere without heat convection

I was reading up on how a universe lacking heat convection would work, and asked a question here that was much too broad. This is me focusing the question much more. How would atmospheres with no heat ...
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Would this sort of climate be possible on a tidally locked moon? [duplicate]

In the current fantasy novel I'm working on, I decided that I wanted to have a part of the planet where it was always daylight. After doing some research I learnt about the concept of tidally locked ...
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Obliquity-Induced Hadley Cell Reversal

My planet has an axial tilt around 50° and a day length around 3 earth days. Under these conditions two things should occur: 1: There should be one large cell per hemisphere. 2: This cell should ...
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How would a humanoid species adapt to live in a area that is covered in semiperminant mist/fog?

So I have been working on world-building regarding a humanoid race living in a sheltered archipelago. The archipelago is sheltered from the open sea by the edge of a mountainous, densely forested ...
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Habitable planet with extreme hot and cold regions that is not tidally locked

I would like to create a world with a temperate habitable zone as well as very hot and very cold zones. The hotter and the colder the better, but I don’t want it to be tidally locked. How can I do ...
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Could a population lemurs evolve to suite colder climates and fill the niche or similar niche of squirrels?

In my world there is a southern continent that features some of the fauna from Madagascar and this includes the lemur. I’m wondering if the lemurs that live on this warm southern continent could ...
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An alternative way to rotate or in this case rolltate

As far as we know Earth and every other planet in the solar system rotate around their axes. Whether it be Uranus which rotates on its side or Mercury which rotates perfectly straight, all planets ...
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Is it possible for a planet to have the same seasons in both hemispheres?

Our spherical planet has two hemispheres divided at the equator. Those living in the north hemisphere experience the opposite season as those living in the south hemisphere at any given time of year. ...
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What is the climate like 200 years after nuclear war?

I know there would probably be an ash-based cooling period, but, how long would that last and then what happens? Is the post-apocalyptic desert even possible in a post-nuclear war world?
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What types of climate would form under set conditions?

The continent is located on the Earth-like planet. The first map depicts a rough Köppen classification (which is there to give you bit of a context). Note that: Types 13 and 14 are undefined/...
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How large and compact could a cold east Mongolia-like steppe be on an Earth-sized planet?

Welcome to planet X! Planet X is the same as Earth in radius, composition, axial tilt and orbits star Y (identical to the Sun). Planet X has a moon known as moon Z (identical to Earth's moon). Could ...
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What are the consequences of an earth overgrown with plants?? [closed]

Imagine if humans solved the climate crisis by developing plants that grew almost like a cancer. Imagine the growth as exponential, uncontrollable, and any chances of cutting down the trees would be ...
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When earth is filled to the brim with plant-life, can it cause a hyperoxic environment?

Say humans found a way to exponentially increase the capability of plants to grow. Is it possible for it to cause an environment that can cause oxygen toxicity in humans?
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Temperatures on an Earth with a week-long rotational period

To make things simple, assume Earth had a slower rotation than it does. How would that affect daily highs and lows in temperature? Is there a simple way to figure it out? Was thinking a week-long ...
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Naturally altering the climate in order to create lush areas in a wasteland - Is it plausible, and if so how?

In essence: I'm playing around with a few ideas relating to a post apocalyptic United States, and one of the concepts I've come up with is a world of mostly dusty deserts and other regions mostly ...
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I want ten Earth-years long day on my planet. Can I have it?

I need ten Earth years long day-night cycle on my planet. Hemera is a world I am creating as a setting for my story. Name comes from Greek deity - personification of Day. Needs of storytelling have ...
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Could an island on Earth with these climate types exist?

I am creating an RPG and I created a continent in which it is set on. I want to make sure that the climate types in it are realistic as well as the continent. This island is called Lartess. Lartess ...
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How Would Hominids Evolve to a Mountain Environment

My non-magic fantasy world has a species of hominid that lives in a huge and wide sierra of mountains. If they had split off from the (now dominant) human species a couple million years ago, (say ...

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