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Is it possible to have very different sea levels?

This image demonstrates what I'm trying to do. Basically the ocean "drops" down to a lower level via a waterfall, with different sea levels, sort of like how we have "locks" on our ...
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What characteristics does my deadly river need so people can't find the bodies of those who drown in it?

My story is set in a small Idaho town called Serpent's Yard, named after the cryptid they believe lives in the lake up in the mountains above the town. The town is built around a river, known as ...
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Would a solar flare hitting the earth cause rainfall? [closed]

If you have hydrogen gas, oxygen gas and heat together, it will trigger an (exotermic) reaction that produces water. Earths atmosphere consists of around 21% oxygen. Our sun is made mostly out of ...
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How big are the waves created by water falling from an absurdly large pipe into a quarry basin?

A pipe 200-meters in diameter comes out of a cliff face and turns downward, like a bathtub faucet. A torrent of water is coming out: 10 meters from exit of faucet to surface of lake. The lake is 40 ...
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Long-term, what does my magical 2x2 mile raining deathtrap do to the surrounding land?

Earlier I asked a few questions about one particular part of my setting, which is an Earth in the immediate aftermath of a supernatural apocalypse that made the world a gridded globe of 2x2 mile "...
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Could terrain like this form on Earth? If so, how?

I am creating an RPG and came across an image that I wanted to base my landscape on. It is shown above. Is it possible for terrain like that to form on Earth (ignore the wildlife)? If it is, how could ...
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Adjusting to the Sound of a Waterfall

Suppose, for instance, you lived in a world filled with nasty monsters and other creatures of the night, all of whom wanted to kill you and eat you in various ways. Now, the good news here is that we ...
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