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Yes, it kind of already happens There is a point on high mountains where humans cannot permanently live at that altitude because there is not enough oxygen for them to live there long-term. They can only go there short periods of time, bring oxygen with them, or die. However, birds have been observed living at these altitudes with little problem, and bar-...


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Mountains separate climates in surprising ways. Consider the Atlas Mountains that separate the Mediterranean Basin from the Sub Saharian African area. A river like the Nile can also explain why an area is fertile in an otherwise arid region. A third factor are oceanic currents, that alter temperature ranges and with it wind currents.


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I suspect that the border between Arizona and Australia would not be too difficult to arrange as both are hot and arid. The snow covered mountains could be arranged simply by having very tall mountains with a moist prevailing wind. Raising the altitude of the air would produce a drop in temperature and the water would condense. At a high enough altitude it ...


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Reflect sunlight Release particles into the atmosphere that reflect more light than they trap (think nuclear winter) Deploy a massive sunshade at the Earth-sun L1 point Increase albedo by painting the surface white, or growing white GMO crops, etc Reduce the greenhouse effect Knock off some of Earth's atmosphere with a giant impactor Shut off plate ...


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A volcanic eruption dispersing aerosol and ashes in the high atmosphere can already cool down the planet, since those substances reflect back the solar radiation which is our main heath source. Famous example is the year without a summer following the eruption of Krakatoa. Therefore I would say that a substantial amount of similar substances in the high ...


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Since you have the Koppen map, which gives your precipitation and climate information, as well as the topographical map which gives you your altitude, you may find the Holdridge System elegant and effective to suit your needs with the information you have. Considering the three axis system uses temperature, humidity, and latitude to indicate likely biome ...


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Like a mountain The structure, being 4km high and shaped like a pyramid, would act in much the same way as a mountain. We have plenty of data to draw from, with numerous mountains of similar height and shape to study. Keep in mind Everest is 8000m above sea level, our new building is half that height. Common weather patterns include: Precipitation to one ...


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Yes, but no. Basically, what you are asking for is a tilted axis planet that acts like a tidally locked world, and this just doesn't work. You can have the exact same on-planet conditions, except the part that always faces the sun would be better called the "east pole" rather than the south pole. If your planet has an axis of 0 degrees (I know this is the ...


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