Re: CONLANG Digest - 18 May 2008 to 19 May 2008 (#2008-137)
|From:||ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 3:33|
David McCann wrote:
(By any chance, were you on a World-building site that existed back around
1999-2000? Your name sort of rings a bell.......)
>On Mon, 2008-05-19 ROGER MILLS wrote:
> > I still don't know how the slightly greater axial tilt (27+ degrees vs.
> > 23.5 degrees) affects weather patterns.........That part wasn't included
> > the WB site :-(
>The four degrees won't do very much, but generally increasing the axial
>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.
Too late to do that!! but it doesn't sound good anyway...every planet should
have a desert of two :-) ......Thanks for the other interesting info.
If you do much planet building (!) have a look at
Goodness me, I think I had that bookmarked years ago (or at least a site
with similar name(?) that was impossibly mathematical) this one looks much
more usable and looks like a valuable resource which I'll investigate
further. But I'm always afraid to tinker too much with the data already
derived via Viau's WB site, just in case somethng now cast in stone turns
out to be horribly wrong.