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For questions related to the climate, temperature and precipitation that a world might experience. Compare [climate] and [seasons].

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To have extreme weather you need to have a lot of available energy to propell the weather itself. I would say that Venus is a pretty good example of extreme weather: strong winds (400 km/h), snow …
answered Mar 18 '17 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica
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Clouds form from sea level up to the limit of the troposphere (around 9000 meters on Earth). Fog is "just" a cloud forming close to the ground, so this pretty much answer your question: up to the lim …
answered Apr 7 '18 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica
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where volcanoes would be? Volcanoes are usually placed at the borders of tectonic plates. You can have rift volcanoes where two plates diverges (the African Rift Valley is an example), or subside …
answered Aug 15 '17 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica
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The eye is a region of mostly calm weather at the center of strong tropical cyclones. The eye of a storm is a roughly circular area. It is surrounded by the eyewall, a ring of towering … thunderstorms where the most severe weather and highest winds occur. In strong tropical cyclones, the eye is characterized by light winds and clear skies, surrounded on all sides by a towering, symmetric …
answered May 30 '19 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica
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McMurdo base in the Antarctica hosts between 1250 and 250 people. An annual sealift by cargo ships as part of Operation Deep Freeze delivers 8 million U.S. gallons (6.6 million imperial gallons/42 …
answered Nov 18 '19 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica
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Mount Kilimanjaro is located close the equator (03°04′33″S 37°21′12″E) but its 5895 m high top is covered with permanent snow . Even better, the Mauna Loa, located on Hawaii Island, can give you a go …
answered Mar 6 '17 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica
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Put more energy in the atmosphere: storms are more frequent in summer because there is more solar energy available, and that solar energy is able to lift icy particles and droplets higher in the atmos …
answered May 17 '18 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica
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Coriolis' force is the cause for winds and water streams to bend while they travel North-South along the Earth surface. This force is inversely proportional to the rotation speed of the planet: the qu …
asked Mar 15 '17 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica
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One possible condition to have bubble rain would be a large differential pressure in one gas across the height of the atmosphere. Let's say, for the sake of this question, that CO2 has a pressure of …
answered Dec 11 '18 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica
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Permanent ice caps are formed when the rate at which water falling under the form of snow is higher than the rate at which the water is removed from a certain region either by evaporation or outflow, …
asked Mar 5 '19 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica
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In Iceland it is well known that volcanoes can melt the ice cap and generate massive flooding. A jökulhlaup (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈjœːkʏl̥øip]) (literally 'glacier run') is a type of glacial …
answered Feb 21 '17 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica
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The hurricane trives by using the energy taken from the ocean to the atmosphere by the evaporated water. Thus it doesn't really cool down the ocean, since the water is already evaporated. It "simpl …
answered Sep 9 '17 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica
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and creating a circulation. Lastly, a formative tropical cyclone needs a preexisting system of disturbed weather. Tropical cyclones will not form spontaneously. Your army of firebenders can …
answered Nov 19 '18 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica
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Tidal waves: these are formed involving the entire volume of water. Something affecting only the surface like your floating islands will do pretty much nothing on them. I expect their influence to be …
answered Feb 28 '18 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica
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In the situation you describe the center of mass of the system will orbit around the central star following the usual ellipse. Both planets will "dance" around their center of mass, with the result …
answered Oct 1 '17 by L.Dutch - Reinstate Monica

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