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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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How feasible is my Exo Planet - Penumbra

My planet - let's call it Penumbra for now - exists at roughly 1.5 AU from it's sun - which was similar to Earth's - but is about a billion years older. It is 15% more massive than Earth, but nearly ...
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What might be a plausible explanation for the drastic lowering of global temperatures?

Question: What circumstances (theoretical or based on actual past events) could lower the global temperature on Earth or an Earth-like planet to an average of 30℉–40℉ (-1℃–4℃)? ...
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Feasibility of a mainly forested planet

I have a small planet with a Radius of 3,900 kilometers and a density of 8.9 g/cc. It has an extremely Earth-like climate and has been extremely volcanically and geologically active in the "recent" ...
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Skin of Large, Terrestrial Amphibians

I have some large, megafauna level amphibians inhabiting a temperate rainforest with naturally high levels of humidity. Would my large amphibians have any problems maintaining a classic amphibian type ...
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5x5 Biome Scale possibility?

My world has a conlang that heavily emphasizes words in 'grades' of 5. For example the words for issues are grouped as: Danger-Threat-Risk-Hazard-Situation. Usually it isn't hard to find a set of ...
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Ensuring Hadley Cells and Climate models on planet size

Having looked for a few days I am pretty sure I do not have an answer on this question: My intended planet will have the same density but double the mass of earth. I know this will increase the ...
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What would the effects of zones of differing gravity be on a large volume of open atmosphere

My question has to do with living inside a spaceship, which is mostly made up of a force field containing a breathable, earthlike atmosphere. There is a constant outward pull of something like 0.3 ...
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Starting with a map of current landforms, how can I write the geographic history of my planet?

The current worldbuilding project I have is going to be detailed - very detailed. It's about the life of an alien planet called Nemo 4, and I want to chronicle the evolutionary history of that life, ...
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Weather Impacted By Extreme Magical Effect (Heat)

On an Earth-like/Earth-size planet what would be the meteorological effect of a zone, maybe 300 kilometers across, about 20 degrees latitude, in the middle of a northern hemisphere large continental ...
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Slowing or Averting Global Warming With the Help of Elemental Powers: Part 1 (Fire)

Other posts from this thread will be posted here as these are updated: Info Part 1, (Fire) focuses on what the fire elementals can do. There are 200 such beings that exist (and have existed for a ...
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How can I explain the geography and climate of my planet?

I've recently decided to revive an old project of mine involving an alien planet. Unfortunately, however, I was not as good a worldbuilder then as I am now, and that's having some consequences. Back ...
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What are the biggest problems with the winds/currents/biomes in my world? [closed]

Here's my map: Red and blue arrows are major ocean currents, red representing warm ones and blue cool ones. Black arrows are prevailing winds. Hopefully everything else is self-explanatory! My planet ...
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Can a planet have warm or temperate climates within its polar regions?

Note: an edit has been made to the main question at the bottom A couple of years ago, I had a worldbuilding project which I have recently revived. I was relatively new to worldbuilding back then, ...
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Could there be some kind of way for an underground jungle-like climate to occur

In my world, there would be a tropical region very similar to real life rain forests, though underground there's still jungle. At a point underground, there are huge caverns that are populated by ...
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What would a post-nuclear-war Earth actually look like? [closed]

Many popular depictions of the aftermath of a nuclear war show the entire Earth as a sort of desert - hot, irradiated, cratered, with deformed animals scrounging around and generally quite bleak. This ...
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Has realistic climate modelling been done for inverted Dyson spheres or similar?

While there are approaches to make a habitable Dyson sphere that are technically reasonable, I am curious about what the climate would be like. For simplicity, consider a scenario where a thick shell ...
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Changing Earth? [closed]

How would energy transfer, weather and climate be different if Earth had a different axial tilt? Different diameter? Different period of rotation? Different period of revolution? Would anything change?...
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Would a lack of landmasses at the equator change climates closer to the poles?

I'm imagining an Earth-like world with a single large continent centered on the north pole, and not reaching entirely to the equator. As ocean currents play a large role in shaping weather, I'm ...
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How can I get my continent placement and latitude lines right to make my climates work?

This is a (crude) map of my world of Lorne in the current age. At the point of development I'm in, I'm trying to get the climates/biomes of some of the lands I've envisioned to work out as best as ...
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What happens to plants when the temperature increases a lot in a couple of years?

Consider an area of a fantasy world which experiences the following changes: Amount on rainfall, and thunderstorms, increases dramatically. Average temperature increases by 10-20 degrees Celsius over ...
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The World's a Jungle Again. Would Doldrums Blow the Global Air?

From 56 to 34 million years ago, Earth was so warm that we have found evidence of jungle plants inside the Arctic Circle. Nowadays, jungles are confined in or near the equator, and those latitudes ...
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How thick would clouds have to be to completely blot out the sun?

Title explains it all. Assuming an earth-like atmosphere and cloud composition, how thick would the clouds have to be to completely blot out the sun, causing the surface to be pitch black? How this ...
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What would the seasons be on a planet with a 10 degree tilt?

What would the effects be on mountains, deserts, and grasslands? I know about the effects of a planet with no tilt, but I was curious about a 10 degree tilt. I am thinking the seasons would still be ...
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Uninhabitable Equator

I remember reading somewhere that some intellectuals from the medieval period thought the equator would be uninhabitable because it would be too hot. That made me ponder about a worldbuilding idea - ...
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Ice Caps around the equator of a planet? [duplicate]

Is it possible for the cold, usually polar region to be around a planet's equator — like a belt rather than on far north and south? If so, what would be the circumstances of an Earth-like planet ...
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Would the tropic and arctic climate bands switch if the Earth's axial tilt changed to 60 degrees?

At 4:56 in this video essay, Edgar states that at an axial tilt of 60 degrees, the tropic and arctic climate bands will be switched, so that equatorial regions would be cold and polar regions hot. ...
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I want a layer out of frozen clouds floating around my planet. How could that work?

Beforehand: I must excuse my english. It's not my native language. Neither take this question too seriously. It's a stupid concept and I don't think that I will keep it by. It's just very "cool" to ...
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Creating a Cold Super-Venus for a story

My story revolves around a group of human astronauts exploring various planets via a new revolutionary type of drive. One of the planets I'm envisioning is a Cold Super-Venus, i.e. larger in size, ...
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What if the geographic pole were in the Himalayas?

From a climatic point of view, what if Earth went through a radical polar shift that would place the geographical pole right where the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau are? (No matter if southern or ...
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Sea of Fire in Polar Regions

Would it be possible to have a cold and remote polar region if the oceans are made of fire? By that, I mean that in the place of water, there exists lava.
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What is the chance of the whole atmosphere vanishing? [closed]

So in my science class I have been studying Green House Gases and I have learned that the atmosphere is beginning to have holes, which then expose the sunlight from coming in. I am just wondering if ...
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What would the world be like today if a nuclear winter started in the 60's?

Obviously, any technological advancements that would have happened between the 60's and now would probably not have occurred, but I was wondering what the other possible consequences could be. ...
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How would my continent be possible? [closed]

I have a continent with a fairly unusual extreme weather pattern, and I'm trying to think how it can fit into a relatively earth-like world. The World Temperate forests cover much of the Alben ...
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How would this horrible climate be possibly?

I'm wondering if a pine forest with near-constant rain and thunder could be possible. I was thinking that possibly something like this could be created by high mountains next to this place, lightning-...
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How can I determine the length of a growing season on a world with slightly different orbital parameters

(I bolded the actual question, below, so if you want to skip the preamble scroll down to the bold lettering) I am working on a world that is very similar to earth in some ways, exactly the same mass ...
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What rough climate and/or biome classifications would I assign to a planet with 31.1 degrees axial tilt?

First, specifying format in this question I will be giving temperature ranges that sometimes appear backwards. This is because I am listing average temperature ranges from southern to northern ...
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What vegetation/biome could I expect in a tropical region at an average temperature of 8-9 degrees Celsius?

So, my climates are extreme due to a 31.1 degree axial tilt. The maps provided show a climate classification system based on prevailing winds and elevation. Based on Reddit user u/shagomir's Planet ...
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How do I find my troposphere boundary? How will this affect my weather patterns? [closed]

My world has a radius of .87 REarth, an average temperature of 278 K, and an escape velocity of 9.3 km/s. My atmosphere is 1.81 atm at sea level and has a 14052 m scale height. Is this enough to ...
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What would be needed for the entire planet to have a polar climate?

I have wanted to write a story before about people on an arctic planet and other animals, particularly reptiles metamorphosing into polar bear people who hibernate through the winter. But is it ...
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How would the landscape appear under the influence of extreme windstorms?

I'm building a world with almost weekly extreme windstorms, driving the residents to either live underground or in the 'wind shadow' of sealed-off valleys. To sum up the windstorms' power, "You know ...
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What would happen if the earth was thrown into the interstellar medium? [closed]

So, for some reason the sun has randomly disappeared. The earth, along with the rest of the solar system, have been thrown out into interstellar space. Obviously, temperatures will plunge to levels ...
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What would be the effect of a world with much less water? [closed]

Say a world has, instead of about 70% water (earth), only 25% water. This would be in the form of one ocean, and all the rivers and lakes. The land has about five mountain ranges, and the planet is ...
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What would make a place always misty?

What would cause a place to be always misty? It is in a Fantasy setting, but I am looking for a feasible explanation.
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Climate of an underground world

I am creating a board game that requires an underground cavern world, with huge pipes that pump air for the civilization living there. The underground region is at about 35-40 degrees north latitude. ...
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How can I ensure that a supercontinent has fertile ground away from coastal areas?

In this world, the continents never split off from each other. They stayed connected into the one giant landmass called Pangea. Humanity developed on this supercontinent, separated by landmarks ...
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Could I get some guidance on this map in progress?

BACKGROUND So I was working on a map, when I suddenly realized that despite the many helpful tutorials on this site I have very little idea what I'm doing. I thought it might be a good idea to put on ...
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What effects would regular ash fall have on an ecosystem? [closed]

I have a desert world with high tectonic and volcanic activity. To the point where an ashfall is not an uncommon weather pattern. The ash itself would be very fine fertile ash. The ash also has a ...
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Worldbuilding & Climate: How does the sun affect a simple sphere with atmosphere?

I'm working to build a procedure that will help me understand the climate of the worlds I create. I'm beginning with simple and building to complex because, frankly, lacking anything that could be ...
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Feasibility Check- Is aquaculture a possible food source for my civilization

Inspired (loosely) by societies like the Gunditjmara and natives of the Pacific Northwest, I always have envisioned a system of aquaculture for one of my concultures, though agricultural studies are ...
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Could a forest grow near a salt flat?

In my world there's a salt flat like Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia (of different size if need be) (source) Is there a chance a medium- to large-sized forest could have grown naturally in the immediate ...