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How will the monsoons work in this boomerang-shaped supercontinent?

Back and forth, I have created a fantasy supercontinent shaped in the likeness of an asymmetrical boomerang, with its elbow enlarged to resemble a fish’s head pointing westward, its lifting arm long ...
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What would the weather and climate be like on an Earth-size Mars with an atmospheric pressure of 1 atm? [duplicate]

Assuming the planet still has the same atmospheric composition as the real-world Mars (95% CO2, 3% N2, and 1.3% Ar) and has a global temperature of 284K (10.85°C) based on the answer to my previous ...
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climate control and carbon sequestration via bulk air liquification

When there's a stationary high pressure ridge heat domes can form that increase the air temperature and decrease precipitation. But what if one were to kinda suction the air out of the atmosphere, ...
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Effects of Day/Night divide on airflow patterns on a binary planet

I'm currently working on a project with a binary planetary system (both planets are around .8 earth mass with some variation), and naturally, the planets are tidally locked to each other, leading to a ...
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How would weather on a Cube-World with uniform surface gravity behave?

In a cube-world with uniform surface gravity with mildly rounded corners, how would weather behave? The Cube-world is roughly earth-sized, with the edges rounded by about a hundred kilometers. Gravity ...
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Weather on a Flat, Infinite Sea

Imagine a vast sea, stretching out to encompass the horizon much like a real sea. But unlike such a sea, this sea sits upon a flat plain, and stretches out over 100 million miles in each direction(...
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Weather on a Hot Saturn

So, out of curiosity and for the purposes of a roleplay universe I am making, I am curious about the weather on a Hot Saturn. This planet, nearly identical in mass, composition and size to Saturn, is ...
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Precipitation on an outer exomoon heated by tidal heating

Following this question, how would rain behave on an outer system habitable moon (>5AU from a sun-like star) heated by tidal-heating? According to this page, an outer planet or moon with low ...
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What would happen to the overall climate in New England if the warm Jet Stream crossing the United States moved from its course further south?

I'm working on a post-apocalyptic story that will have various climate-related disasters across the United States, significantly contributing to the struggles of the people still managing to survive ...
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Building the geography/astrography of a "Cool Super Earth"

So I'm currently building the geography of my world. It's supposed to be a Super Earth approximately 2.3 times the size and 1.7 times the mass. It's gravity is slightly weaker and it has slightly ...
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Axis tilt, days, and a year [closed]

Hello I’m not really good at math. I was wondering what kind of effect a world with these attributes have: a 22 degree axis with 10 months, and and 307/306 days (7 months with 31 days, 3 months with ...
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How to calculate the tides for lake?

Assuming I have a lake on Earth shaped simply like an oval or circle with a consistent bottom slope and of otherwise arbitrary dimensions, how do I figure out what the resultant tidal range will be? ...
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Water distribution on tidally locked planet with small northern ocean

Possible repeat of this, but the northern ocean wasn't really addressed. Picture a mars-like planet, with a rocky, mountainous southern hemisphere, and a flatter, low-elevation northern hemisphere. ...
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Would a planet whose sun is always in one place have weather?

The world I’m writing atm has a planet whose sun is described as being permanently moved above its North Pole. Because of a lack of technology (and interest) in outer space, they wouldn’t have a ...
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Climate on a Moon orbiting a primary in the habitable zone of a sunlike star

I created the following system (including a simulation in universe sandbox which seems stable): Sun-like G-type star with same mass, density, radiation profile, diameter and luminosity as the Sun. ...
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What will be temperature in inland depression deeper than 2 km below sea level (48° southern latitude) and how will temperature gradient work there?

My another question related to already introduced planet Artemis is related to temperature gradient. Whether it will work also in depression deep under sea level and if yes what could be increase of ...
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How far can inland sea with area 350000 sqkm influence precipitation?

I already wrote here one question about my planet Artemis. It has size similar to Earth, it is orbiting its star in average distance like Earth, but with little bit larger excentricity (causing that ...
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Local weather under large dome in tropical region

Im trying to figure out what weather conditions would create a large, non closed dome (more like a curved roof), on the area below. Im talking about an structure of about 3-4 square kilometers, a ...
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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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Could nanotechnology have the ability to control the weather?

In a short story I am writing I have a magic system that involves nanotech left behind from an ancient advanced civilisation that can allow for magic like effects. In this story the characters ...
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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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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 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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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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5km Portal above a Hot and Cold Climates, What happens to the weather of the area?

I'm writing a story where approximately ever 5 - 7 years, A 5km in radius portal opens up above 2 major metropolitan areas of the world. the height is about 750m - 1km up This portal follows the rules ...
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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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If winds blew 500 mph regularly for millions of years, would dune ergs get blown into a corner?

Suffice it to say this is a bit specific for google. Erosion likely still builds up huge sandfields but I wonder if, given the force of the wind, they'd be moved from being spread out as an actual erg ...
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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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Wind patterns on a tidally locked planets contradict my logic (looking for correction)

My take on the wind patterns on a tidally locked planet (TDL) does not lead to the information given in papers and videos. Please tell me where I went wrong. My take: On a TLP, the sub-solar point is ...
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What would our world look like if it only got 160 days of sun in a year?

A while ago, I encountered a YouTube and Spotify playlist called "songs for an empty world" by LAIN. The description was especially interesting to me: Only 250,000 people left. 160 days of ...
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Would a world twice the size of Earth be able to have similar weather patterns?

The TLDR for this is if I have a planet that is twice the diameter of Earth, (so four times the surface area), would continental distribution have more effect on the weather patterns than the sun and ...
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How would weather work on a planet with no rotation and constant sun on all sides?

A while ago I had an idea of a man made planet that consist of a thick, incredibly strong, outer crust, and at the core there is an antigravity/antimatter device that also produces consistent heat and ...
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Local surface warming on a rogue planet [closed]

There have been several previous questions about geothermal warming of a rogue planet with regard to depth: how much overlying atmosphere, water, rock do you need for a given geothermal flux to ...
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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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Feasibility of a moon-planet orbiting an F star [closed]

I'm building an earth-type planet with typically human-like people, but a few differences. The human's particular area won't have much in the way of seasons being a large equatorial island. I'm ...
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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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Would the substellar point on a tidally locked planet with a large continent over that point and oceans around the edges be covered in rainforest?

I have been working on a tidally locked planet for some time now. During this time I have worked under the assumption that the substellar point would be arid because of the constant bombardment of ...
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What would happen if lightning couldn't strike the ground due to a layer of unconductive gas?

My world has an upper atmosphere similar to Earth's, and a lower atmosphere compromised of Sulfur Hexafluoride and water. In between is a layer of clouds. Massive treelike sulfite structures stretch ...
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A 1:1 tidally locked world begins to spin. What sorts of non-solar natural disasters occur?

As stated a tidally locked world that has complete 1:1 begins to spin slowly. It starts slowly, a 2:1 ratio that steadily ramps up over the course of a month to one rotation every month, which would ...
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Would it rain if there was only daytime? Would water be sustainable? [closed]

In a world that has only daytime would it rain? In this particular magic world that I’ve created the land is plentiful and the soil is rich and perfect for farming but, it’s always daytime.This land ...
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On a planet with Arrakis-style sandstorms, could a single windbreak protect much of a city?

Planet has wind that flies at an indistinct speed - fast enough to fling razor sharp debris around though that's what I have built. I will tweak it as necessary but they are considered life ...
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Clouds on a tidally-locked planet

I have an ocean world in my science-fiction universe which is tidally-locked to its star. The planet is a tidally-detached moon from one the gas giants in the outer system, and orbits a red dwarf star....
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How dark would the sky have to be to stunt crops?

So basically in my world solar geoengineering has gotten to the point that (with added smog) it's basically impossible to grow crops like wheat or barley without artificial light. My question is: How ...
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Would a planet with a retrograde spin function as if it were spinning faster or slower?

I am thinking in terms of the Coriolis Effect, atmospheric circulation and specifically Hadley Cell latitudinal width here, but the base question still stands. For ease of reference, if we take a ...
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Can Earth have blue skies and diverse clouds yet never a drop of rain?

I'm trying to figure a threshold of environmental conditions where the Earth hits a point of no return on falling rain. The thought seems preposterous to me, but recently I saw some movie that claimed ...
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Would a Denser Atmosphere cause Clouds to float higher?

So laying out a few things here: a planet has an atmosphere about 3.5 times denser than Earth with a marginally cooler average temperature (about 12 Celsius). It has a basic Nitrogen/Oxygen Mix, but ...
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How to design a standard uniform/armor for a planet plagued by severe weather?

I’m trying to design a standard uniform for a military group that works on a massive planet that has a storm eye similar to Jupiter’s or Neptune’s. This eye hangs over a large ocean and produces semi-...
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Can a Green Sahara co-exist with a Mediterranean Salinity Crisis?

So 5-6 million years ago, the strait of Gibraltar closed due to plate tectonics. Because of this the Mediterranean dried up (maybe leaving a couple small very salty lakes). This would have made Europe ...
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