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Yes, rain-bearing pyrocumulus clouds can form over any sufficiently intense heat source, typically forest of brush fires (but also atomic bomb explosions). There's no reason why a correctly-engineered volcano, given the right humidity and prevailing wind, should not generate one of these downwind of the crater. What it won't generate is a hurricane, being ...


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Yes! http://www.yellowstoneecology.com/research/thermal_plants/index.html Your model can be Yellowstone itself. There are heat adapted plants which can live in the hot soil around geothermal features. It looks like these are all grasses but you could riff on that. You do not generally see images of animals soaking in the hot springs in Yellowstone. ...


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Yes and No Yes you could but a marketplace needs to be near people or on a trade route. You need some kind of reason why building it in a lava tube is a good idea and not just a bunch of buildings like elsewhere. If the market was on top and the lava tube was the cellar from hell, I could see why. That said, a lava tube is just another cave and lots of ...


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Put them near the cracks Tidal effects will happen to the rocky crust as well as the ice sheets above. We thus assume where we see venting and cracks on the icy cap, similar activity is happening directly below it. Given this as the fundamental question: I want to place colonies next to vents as I make the world map, but I don't what pattern to place the ...


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