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Saturnian Cloud Cities Pt. 3- Wind Turbine Problems
This is my third question in the series "Saturnian Cloud Cities", the previous question is "Ice Harvester Planes" The Saturnian cloud city consists of a giant Titanium-Graphene ...
Can my planet carry heat effectively from one side to another?
I'm designing an Earth-like planet orbiting around a K5V star in the habitable zone (the planet is at a distance of 0.41 AU). The star has a mass of 0.70 M and a surface temperature of 4,526 Kelvin. ...
what would the wind patterns on a world that has a constant "midnight sun" [duplicate]
I created a world that's axial tilt is on a constant 45 degree angle in the northern hemisphere it would look something like this. The problem is I can't figure out how the wind currents would work. ...
Harvesting wind energy for vehicles
Theoretically, what would the possibilities/drawbacks be of harvesting wind energy created by the momentum of the vehicle to charge that vehicle's batteries? Imagine that the vehicle had a dual power ...
Design of a piezoelectric tree to harness the wind? [duplicate]
I want the flora of my world to harness their energy from the wind. I ran across this design on DeviantArt that is very similar to my idea. Credit: jocarra How can this design be improved upon to ...
When and how do winds and currents form?
I'm trying to design a map for my new planet, but I'm realising I know very little of how planets come to be the way they are, especially when it comes to currents and climates. To make things simple ...
Weather in a tidally locked planet's crepuscular zone
I'm currently designing a world for a project I am working on. It's supposed to be a grounded and comparatively realistic setting. The setting is a tidally locked planet in its star's habitable zone, ...
Would a planet with stronger winds create more interesting landforms through weathering?
If I design a planet with stronger winds (maybe on average 40 mph, rather than the 7 mph average winds we have here), would interesting land formations be more common due to increased wind erosion, or ...
How fast would winds be on a terrestrial planet with a 12 hour day?
I'm designing a high gravity (1.38g) world with a fast rotation rate (12 hours). I think the circulation cells would be stronger with a faster rotation rate, but I'm trying to figure out what a ...
Could a continent walled with mountains be a tropical desert?
Can a triangular continent (sharp part oriented south) the size of Australia and located exactly at the equator be entirely desert if it is surrounded by two mountain ranges (comparable to the ...
Is my map of prevailing winds on a binary planet realistic?
My binary planet consists of a Venus sized earth-like planet, tidally locked to a mars sized “super mercury”, with their centers separated by about 7 Venus radii. I know the coriolis effect would ...
How can I make an earthlike planet windier?
Imagine a planet like earth, but windier. Not pick-up-a-house-and-drop-it-on-a-witch windy; let's say just give-trees-a-hard-time windy. I'd like "high winds" (defined by the United States ...
Evolution of flying animals on a windy planet
I'm thinking about the evolution of flight on a tidally locked planet where winds normally are 70 km/h (45 km/h) and can easily reach 120 km/h (75 mph). I've recently asked about clothes humans wear ...
If a dragon could fly without magical assistance, how much force could a dragon exert in directed air attacks using the force of its wings?
I plan to have dragons in my fantasy setting and wanted to figure out just how much force their wings would need to generate in order for them to fly. Rules for dragons in this setting: Dragons, and ...
How can a mechanical clock be powered by wind in a reliable, constant way?
Picking up the context This is a follow-up question to the technologically accurate watermill clock, available here. In this case, we're not using water to make clocks, but wind! Wind will be the ...
Wind on a Terraformed Titan?
My story is set on a future fully-terraformed Titan that's covered by a global ocean, heated to a comfortable temperature, and given an artificial atmosphere that mimics earth's. With that said, I've ...
Why does the ITCZ "cling to" landmasses?
Edit: ITCZ: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intertropical_Convergence_Zone As pointed out in comments. I'm trying to figure out where exactly the ITCZ in my world will go (at least during its July-...
Migration of seeds between continents
In my story, life is disappearing from every continent of the world, from small animals to great sequoia trees, except for bacteria, of course, and marine life. except for one continent: Antarctica. ...
Can a giant mountain be used as a wind shield?
In my story, a whole scientific mission will land on a desert planet whose temperature in the day reaches sixty degrees Celsius, they will land near the North Pole, specifically next to a Great ...
What would happen if the wind stopped blowing? [closed]
Assuming that the wind stopped blowing suddenly, regardless of the mechanisms involved that cause the wind to blow, how would it affect the world, with a specific focus on nature? I can imagine that ...
How much weight can a human wear without tipping over?
Let's say that there's a group of humans walking across a plain. Incredibly strong winds blow across this plain at predictable intervals on an hourly basis. For one hour, the wind magically blows in ...
How would huge chunks of floating land soaring the skies really fast affect my world?
My world is composed of a surface and three distinct layers of floating islands sorted by altitude, lets call them Lower, Mid and Upper for convenience. Lower and Upper are composed by medium sized ...
Wind strength in a massive planet
I'm working on this planet that has 1.5x earth's mass, so the gravity is a little stronger, given that the density it's the same. The gravity is 1.15x earth's. As i don't know how to calculate the ...
What effect would exceptionally tall mountains have on high-altitude wind currents in an Earth-like environment?
I am currently in the process of building my fantasy world from the ground up and as I finished my height map, I realized I had some pretty tall mountains. Not just a few of those stereotypical lone, ...
Causing A Snowstorm
Okay, so I have a humanoid alien villain who can cause massive windstorms. She is capable of moving at Mach speeds, and can rotate her arms and legs really fast, and stands at about 2.06 m tall, and ...
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 ...
How to construct an Earth-like world with very high wind speeds
I want to create a world where humans can live outside (perhaps with some protective clothing) but where very high winds exist in almost all potentially habitable areas making life outside impossible ...
How does axial tilt affect atmospheric pressure and wind?
I'm working on an earht-like map and I'm having a hard time understanding where to put the high and low pressure zones. Here's some background info first. Axial tilt: 25 degrees Tropics latitude: 25 ...
Could a planet have a single source of wind?
I was creating a map of the air currents in my world, working back from the climates of the land (which I had already determined). (The world consists of one continent, similar to Pangea, with empty ...