Re: Kalieda climate
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, February 2, 2002, 13:28|
Rik Roots wrote:
The link doesn't seem to work.
>Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 12:25:56 +0000
>Just a quick note to say that I've added some climate information about my
>conworld - Kalieda - to my website, which can be viewed at
>The highlights are: a planet with 89% ocean and 11 % land, which means that
>the planetary air circulations are not greatly disrupted by landmasses (and
>a hell of a lot of precipitation).
Are there much mountain ranges above sea-level? If not, that'd increase the
effect of of undisrupted air circulation. If there's huge enough reaches of
unbroken ocean, I guess one'd see interesting patterns with multiple cells
of oceanic currents in the same ocean (on Earth, the Atlantic and the
Pacific just have one north of the equator and one south each).
Are those 11% land spread among many islands and mini-continents, or smacked
together into one or two biggish continents? (Eurasia alone is over 11% of
the Earth's area, so you can't have any big ones!)
>An icebound north pole and an ice free south pole, partly accounted for by:
>the north pole lying over a continental plate and the south over a much
>deeper oceanic plate; differences in oceanic currents on the northern and
>southern hemisphere, including a circumpolar arctic ocean current;
>and orbital perihelion (is that the right one? I mean the planet's
>furthest point from its star) occuring roughly 10 days after northern
>hemisphere winter solstice.
That'd be it's apastrum (aphelium is the point farthest from THE Sun, that
is, our Sun).
>And tropical storms which can last for months.
>Comments and suggestions are, as ever, more than welcome.
Doesn't sound to me like the planet I wish to spend my retirement on!
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