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What is the altitude limit at which plants can grow on a low gravity planet?

(Mike Sertas answered most of this, but let's pull it together.) On Earth, plants are found about as high as they could be -- "the highest-altitude plant species is a moss that grows at 6,480 m (...
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Is my environmental map consistent?

Deserts happen at specific latitudes Due to Hadley cells, most of the worlds deserts are all at 30 deg N or S. You can see it on a world map; put your finger on the Sahara, and travel due East or West....
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Is my environmental map consistent?

Extend the Jungle. I suggest these changes The grassland becomes jungle. The Blue arrow is the wind. The brown parts are extra mountains. Explanation: Typically jungles are on the coast. The wind ...
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Passively redirecting air currents with forest gardening

They site their structure in an existing large swamp. That is the cheapest way. Find it and use it. There exist large swampy areas and usually they are not very populated. As regards the forest ...
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Is my environmental map consistent?

Since nobody knows the conditions on your planet - temperature, humidity, wind pattern, size etc. - who is to say if your deserts and jungles are on the right place? Generally on Earth the center of ...
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What would happen if a world is full of mountains? How would it affect the geography, environment, and gravity of the planet?

Lots of thoughts in no particular order If you're thinking of a super Earth, your mountains will be relatively small. A bigger planet will have more gravity that will cause taller peaks to be unstable ...
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What would happen if a world is full of mountains? How would it affect the geography, environment, and gravity of the planet?

I'd start by thinking about how those mountains would form. As far as I know, plate tectonics (in the long term) and volcanic activity (in the not-quite-that-long term) are mainly responsible for ...
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What would happen if a world is full of mountains? How would it affect the geography, environment, and gravity of the planet?

When the tyre of a car is balanced, certain weights are attached at certain places on the rim so that there are no vibrations when the tire is spinning at high speed. Over millions of years, the ...
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What would happen if a world is full of mountains? How would it affect the geography, environment, and gravity of the planet?

How would it affect the geography, environment, and gravity of the planet? Geography: There would be loads of mountains. Mountains are part of geography. Source. Environment: See above. More mountains....
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What would happen if a world is full of mountains? How would it affect the geography, environment, and gravity of the planet?

Countries with land areas mainly consisting of mountains like Nepal, Greece, and some other European countries have relatively small and stable and even declining populations. So I get that if the ...
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How could a planet logically have green clouds but still be habitable?

It would help if there were an artist's conception of what this greenish haze and surrounding landscape would look like, but one additional explanation I'd like to add is maybe light reflected from ...
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How could a planet logically have green clouds but still be habitable?

Aesthetics from some sentient life. Some particular culture visited this planet and decided that green fog was better than plain fog, and so they decided to add green fog. The normal, simple compounds ...
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How could a planet logically have green clouds but still be habitable?

Pollen. Planet has lush forests with plants spewing out green pollen year around. The pollen is carried by the winds and trapped inside water droplets and tint them green. The pollen on this planet ...
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How could a planet logically have green clouds but still be habitable?

Aerosols of iron rust could produce a green haze or green clouds. Aerosols of chromium oxide (Cr2O3) do the same but look nicer. It is used as pigment. Among gases the only one I can think of is ...
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How could a planet logically have green clouds but still be habitable?

Algae. You could simply state that on this planet there is some kind of micro- algae that lives in the tiny droplets of water that make up the fog and the clouds and that happens to be green.
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Most hospitable biomes for living off the land

River delta with a harbour What do Mesopotamia, Egypt, and ancient China all have in common? Starting on river deltas! A big river brings lots of nice fresh water at low speeds. It's full of fish, and ...
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Most hospitable biomes for living off the land

Mauritius https://www.veranda-resorts.com/blog/sensations-en/guide-to-the-mauritian-forest A tropical paradise. You can sleep on the beach. Fruits and coconuts grow wild. Also all true for Hawaii. ...
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Most hospitable biomes for living off the land

someplace warm to temperate, with mountains on the east coast of a land mass. they should be more worried about access to wood, metal and coal. survival can be done in a lot of places, but not ...
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Most hospitable biomes for living off the land

South-Eastern United States equivalent. Mild winters, plenty of water, not as hot as real tropics, usually. The first written records of visitors to North America often commented on the sheer quantity,...
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