Questions tagged [climate]

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What would it take for a sky to remain completely violet or purple during the daytime?

I'm a fantasy author. I'm thinking about the setting in my next novel having something to do with a world that has purple skies during the daytime. I'm wondering how could this be done from a ...
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Altantropa vs Climate Change/raising sea levels?

Atlantropa was a geoengineering project to build a series of dams across the mediterranean sea to slowly drain it creating new land, satisfying the energy requirements of europe and even merging the ...
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How Do I Make Trappist-1g Habitable (in a fantasy setting)

This question is not about terraforming! (or atleast not technological terraforming) I am writing a fantasy story set in the (real) Trappist-1 system. I am trying to faithfully keep most of the ...
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Life on a planet with little axial tilt

As we know Earth has axial tilt and a nearly circular orbit. What if there was a habitable planet with almost no axial tilt? Obviously there wouldn't be seasons induced by tilt, instead the seasons ...
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Can someone please doublecheck my ocean currents map?

Just looking for another knowledgeable eye to see if they see any glaring errors with my ocean currents. The world is the same size as Earth, rotates the same direction, same prevailing winds, only ...
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Could vulcanic activities make polar regions more inhabitable?

My basic idea is a polar region in a planet that, for whatever* reason, has a obscene amount of geothermic activity. The question is, will this be enough to create a micro-climate large enough to ...
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How does a Game of Thrones-style hyperwinter occur?

“Oh, my sweet summer child," Old Nan said quietly, "what do you know of fear? Fear is for the winter, my little lord, when the snows fall a hundred feet deep and the ice wind comes howling ...
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What is the habitability of an Earth- like habitable planet that do not have any cloud covering?

Let's say I imagined a world that is as habitable as Earth and has the same oxygen levels, land to ocean ratio and similar average temperature. However it has no clouds at all. How different its ...
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What effect would a perpetual cold zone in the tropics have on the global climate?

In my fantasy world, there is a peninsula around the size of mexico almost entirely surrounded by mountains about the size of the himalayas which go directly into the ocean. How they got there is ...
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What would the Climate effects of a Circum-Equatorial current be on a world with 0 degrees of axial tilt

The basics of my worlds oceanography is that there is one large ocean that covers one side of the world completely, and in-between the northern and southern continents on the other side of the world, ...
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Climate on a slow spinning planet

I'm currently working on a story set in a planet whose rotation period lasts around 24 years (Earth years, or 8766 days). This planet orbits at more or less 0,75 AU from a K-type star, and the ...
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What would be the effects of a warm, tropical island in polar waters Part 2

This is a follow-up question to this question. So, suppose that there were an island, with an average diameter of 90 miles, located within the arctic (or antarctic) circle. This island has a magical ...
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What would the effects be of a warm, sunny tropical island located in polar waters?

So, suppose there exists an island (roughly the same size as Hawaii's big island) which is located well in the Arctic (or Antarctic) Circle, but magically has a tropical rainforest climate (warm ...
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Which continent should be to drain airmass from oceanic humid to dry? [closed]

Or how quickly airmass drains over continent, if continent is plain? I know about rain shadow, but what if there are not mountains? My planet is not rotating around its axis, and all airmass move from ...
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How accurate was Azgaar.io about what Biomes my Fantasy Map should have (realistically)?

I'm making a map for the next D&D game I will run, and I would like some second opinions on what Biomes would encompass it (Assume realistic biomes for now; no Mushroom forests or the like). ...
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Arrest global warming trend via any means (E without S or G)

ESG stands for Environmental, social and corporate governance. Simply trying to evaluate what kind of radical "E" solutions are possible if "S" and "G" were removed from ...
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How would this island tribe survive when a tornado meets a volcano?

What would happen if a hurricane went inside a volcano and sucked up all the lava at the same time that the volcano was erupting? Details: The island is 10,754km$^2$ and has just under 4 million ...
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How to explain the presence of tropical rainforest and temperate forest at an equal latitude near the equator, in a fictional world?

That's the rough outline of my fantasy world. The entire location is somewhat shifted towards the Northern Hemisphere because you can't see the polar ice caps of the southern hemisphere. Now, the dark ...
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How can I make my climate zones more realistic?

I've been trying to come up with some climate zones for my earth-like planet for a while now- Ocean and wind currents are basically like for like with earth- and- this is about the third iteration I'...
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Are snow caps plausible for a mountain range in an extremely large desert?

I have a very large desert, approximately 15 000 km across from west to east (the north-south distance is around 4 000 km, although it's at a bit of an angle). The desert is bounded at one edge by a ...
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how do you freeze an ocean to get a desert planet?

So I'm in the middle of writing my desert planet, let's call it Thermos for now, and I'm having a bit of trouble balancing some aspects which I'll get to later. Thermos is an earth like planet with an ...
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Weather on a flat world illuminated by static luminaries

Consider a flat world illuminated, not by a sun following a daily trajectory overhead, but by luminaries in static locations, fixed at a finite distance above particular locations on the surface, ...
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Can I eliminate a dry continental high pressure spot inland by adding a huge body of water in the middle of it?

Can I eliminate a dry continental high pressure spot inland by adding a huge body of water in the middle of it? Like this sample picture: The red arrows around the continent are warm ocean currents ...
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Is it possible to create ice on a planets equator using planetary rings?

I was looking into creating a planet with an icy ring around the equator while also having ice at the poles and bands of warm/tropical areas in between. The way I thought to do this would be having ...
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What could cause wind power to not be viable

Is there any sort of reason that wind power could become more difficult to use/utilize? I'm trying to think of reasoning that a desperate earth based society would switch to using extremely reckless ...
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Does ice have to be on both poles?

If an Earth-like planet has ice, does the ice have to be on both poles? For example, could a planet have ice on its south pole but not on the north pole, year-round?
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Islands of land locked by mountains

So, for this story I'm drafting, I want to use this type of landscape for the main region where the plot develops. Basically, instead of a sea of water proper, the islands are low valleys amidst steep ...
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How hot would daily highs get if it were always the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere?

Imagine the Earth's axis of rotation were to precess in synch with the orbit of earth around the sun so the north pole always pointed towards the sun (same current axial tilt of about 23 degrees). ...
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If the Earth is completely covered by mirrors, how quickly does it freeze?

Suppose all areas of the Earth is suddenly covered in indestructible mirrors (assume they reflect 70% of solar energy that would hit the land/ocean), how quickly will the increase in albedo cause the ...
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Are there any ways to move rainfall in the oceans to land?

The Earths oceans receive more precipitation than the land. Much of this precipitation happens in ecological dead zones such as the central pacific, southern Indian Ocean etc. So the precipitation ...
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Nesting abilities of migratory interdimensional creature

I'm waving hands a fair bit here, and I am doing that because I believe that it is internally coherent, so if you accept these things, you shouldn't need the story to suggest answers. I'm including as ...
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Terraforming Antarctica: Is it possible to make it habitable without harming the Earth?

Let me explain what I mean by terraforming. Let's say we want Antarctica to be like Scandinavia or Finland. People from all over the Earth would colonise it and build the "United States of ...
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What are the limits on increasing atmospheric pressure on an ammonia planet to get liquid ammonia?

I have an ammonia world, I.e., ammonia is a solvent. It is tidally locked to its Sun. To counter low temperatures, I can either have a hot core or high atmospheric pressure. The size of plant is earth ...
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What will be solar eclipse on a planet with two Suns, no moons and tidally locked to one sun?

An earth sized planet in the habitable zone between two stars has no moon (and even if it has, it is not significant to the story) and is tidally locked to star A but not star B. Can it still have a ...
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Is it possible for an ammonia planet to have a desert spot? Like the great red spot on Jupiter. Or can an ammonia planet never have any hot spots?

I have an ammonia planet that I want to have a desert spot. A hot desert. Can I tidal lock the planet to it sun and let that particular portion be hot? Or is there any other way? Or is it never ...
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How to create a rainforest and desert in proximity to each other such that the desert can be hottest or coldest possible on an Earth-like planet

I have created a tall mountain range and am creating a forest on one side and desert on another. Can this forest be a rainforest? If so, are there any examples on Earth where rainforests and deserts ...
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How to keep a town in the 1960s mostly isolated?

So, the lead up to the story is that a skinwalker drags injured people into the deep forest and nails them to trees before summoning a demon into each of them, leaving them there as parasites who ...
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Why there is white ash everywhere?

In my world a war happened between a few tribal leaders a really long time ago. Those leaders had nearly god-like magical powers, giving them the ability to modify bodies, matter (like earth, stone, ...
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What would weather be like on a smaller Earth that has the same surface gravity?

First, let me state my current understanding of things (with the help of Universe Sandbox), just in case it is wrong somewhere and thus my question is wrong: To have the same surface gravity as Earth'...
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Best real-world location for a self-sufficient villain island?

Villains like to live on private islands, where they have a secret base and can carry out their evil experiments in all privacy. The Caribbean is popular in fiction, but for my purposes it is just ...
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What would geopolitics look like in a best case climate scenario?

Welcome to 2047. The last natural gas power plant shut down due to economic difficulties on the 18th September this year. Coincidentally, the last petrol-powered car was converted in a garage in ...
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Could the weather be created without magic?

Aclime is a strange planet. It is Earth-like, with seas and land, but for some reason, there's no weather: more specifically, a sort of supernatural force exist, that pushes against any flow, thus ...
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Is it possible for land to be split up by climate? [closed]

Is it possible for a continent to be slit up by climate? For example, one part is desert, another is rainforest and another one is a savanna. I got this idea from an author I've read who split her ...
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Different atmospheres [closed]

So in my world, I will have different atmospheres I won't go into much details on how they work but I wanted to ask what would be some interesting compositions you might think of to make them unique, ...
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What would happen if we built a huge cofferdam around Hawaii and drained the water?

I had an idea for a sci-fantasy story set in a far future where there are primitive human settlements at the base of Mauna Kea who are unaware that they're actually dwelling on the sea floor of the ...
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What are minimal changes to make truncated pyramid-shaped megabuildings a thing?

I love the look and feel of 30 or so stories tall, pyramid shaped megabuildings, with rich people on the outer shell, having windows, and poor pushed to the inside. In our current climate and economic ...
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Why would a modern city with a warm climate have a skyway system?

Skyway systems are predominately found in cities with cold climates, like the Minneapolis Skyway System: But why would a city with a warm climate have a skyway system when it is not necessary for ...
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How do you map the climates and biomes on a tidally locked planet with no Coriolis Effect?

I've been looking through some videos and reading up on mapping out climates and biomes for fictional worlds very similar to Earth (Artifexian's videos have been a huge help), but I have been curious ...
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Are there any rules of thumb to predict which waters should have frequent storms on a fantasy map?

In RL there are areas more likely to have storms which affect ship design (and in premodern era routes). Are there any rules of thumb to predict which waters would have frequent storms on a fantasy ...
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Is there any realistic explanation for Earth-like climate on a Sun-sized planet?

I know that Sun-sized planets are impossible in our universe, please, bear with me. Eastern high fantasy (xianxia) features worlds that span millions of kilometres. For example, descriptions of ...

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