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CONLANG Digest - 18 May 2008 to 19 May 2008 (#2008-137)

From:David McCann <david@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 22:21
On Mon, 2008-05-19 ROGER MILLS wrote:

> I still don't know how the slightly greater axial tilt (27+ degrees vs. our > 23.5 degrees) affects weather patterns.........That part wasn't included in > the WB site :-(
The four degrees won't do very much, but generally increasing the axial inclination 1. Increases savanna at the expense of equatorial rain-forest 2. Increases sub-tropical forest (e.g. as in California / Spain and Carolina / China) at the expense of the hot deserts. I seem to remember you can get rid of deserts by increasing tilt to about 40 degrees. If you do much planet building (!) have a look at


ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>