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Q&A Was the total amount of water on earth ever significantly different?

Is it plausible to assume that the total amount of water (edit: water molecules) on planet earth was, in different periods of earth's history, significantly lower or significantly higher, or rather...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Q&A If the poles ice would melt, would it be critical for human survival to try to bring it back?

If humanity will cause natural dissolution of all ice in planet earth's poles and the sea level would indeed rise tremendously all over the world --- would it be justified to try to "reverse" the s...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A An alternative way to rotate or in this case rolltate

As far as we know Earth and every other planet in the solar system rotate around their axes. Whether it be Uranus which rotates on its side or Mercury which rotates perfectly straight, all planets ...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Nanoshadow‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Matthew‭

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Q&A What conditions would cause an extremely dense (dark) coniferous forest to grow?

It is said that in dense rainforests, only 1% of sunlight (sometimes less) reaches the forest floor, which greatly restricts the types of plant and animal life that can survive there. My (limited) ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by xtal‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A What types of climate would form under set conditions?

The continent is located on the Earth-like planet. The first map depicts a rough Köppen classification (which is there to give you bit of a context). Note that: Types 13 and 14 are undefined/p...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by scipio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by scipio‭

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Q&A How large and compact could a cold east Mongolia-like steppe be on an Earth-sized planet?

Welcome to planet X! Planet X is the same as Earth in radius, composition, axial tilt and orbits star Y (identical to the Sun). Planet X has a moon known as moon Z (identical to Earth's moon). Cou...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by galactic_analyzer‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by galactic_analyzer‭

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Q&A How Would I Make an Oceanless World Feasible?

The planet I'm thinking of is of similar size and distance from its star relative to Earth, but it lacks oceans, instead consisting of one massive continent with a huge mountain range (reminiscent ...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by The Weasel Sagas‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by The Weasel Sagas‭

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Q&A I would appreciate your advice on the climate of my world

There are some things I don't understand. So far I have my map pretty developed but I think I made some mistakes and there are places I am not sure about. I know I made some mistakes with ocean cur...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Martin Pavlíček‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Martin Pavlíček‭

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Q&A An Earth with a permanent winter state with drastically reduced temperature, dark skies and mass extinctions

I had posted a question a couple of days ago asking if it would be possible for an artificial satellite/cosmic body at the L1 orbit to block out the Sun, but the logistics of that is a little too e...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Space_Cadet‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Space_Cadet‭

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Q&A When earth is filled to the brim with plant-life, can it cause a hyperoxic environment?

Say humans found a way to exponentially increase the capability of plants to grow. Is it possible for it to cause an environment that can cause oxygen toxicity in humans?

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by chaeltom‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by chaeltom‭

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Q&A Temperatures on an Earth with a week-long rotational period

To make things simple, assume Earth had a slower rotation than it does. How would that affect daily highs and lows in temperature? Is there a simple way to figure it out? Was thinking a week-long r...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Ryan Williamson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Ryan Williamson‭

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Q&A I want ten Earth-years long day on my planet. Can I have it?

I need ten Earth years long day-night cycle on my planet. Hemera is a world I am creating as a setting for my story. Name comes from Greek deity - personification of Day. Needs of storytelling hav...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Zjerzy‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Zjerzy‭

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Q&A Naturally altering the climate in order to create lush areas in a wasteland - Is it plausible, and if so how?

In essence: I'm playing around with a few ideas relating to a post apocalyptic United States, and one of the concepts I've come up with is a world of mostly dusty deserts and other regions mostly d...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Yayguy‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Yayguy‭

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Q&A Could an island on Earth with these climate types exist?

I am creating an RPG and I created a continent in which it is set on. I want to make sure that the climate types in it are realistic as well as the continent. This island is called Lartess. Lar...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by galactic_analyzer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by galactic_analyzer‭

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Q&A How Would Hominids Evolve to a Mountain Environment

My non-magic fantasy world has a species of hominid that lives in a huge and wide sierra of mountains. If they had split off from the (now dominant) human species a couple million years ago, (say a...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Capillary Cumorah ‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Capillary Cumorah ‭

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Q&A What might be the climate inside a "sky abyss" on a tidally locked planet?

Ok, assuming a planet that's tidally locked to its sun, but is otherwise roughly similar to earth in gravity and atmosphere. Classic tidally locked planet: one side is covered in ice, the other is...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Monsieur Nauru‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monsieur Nauru‭

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Q&A How could Ice Spikes naturally occur?

Working on a medieval setting I thought of the idea of a biome similar to Minecraft Ice Spike Plains where this ice structures naturally occur. These structures in particular are tall and sharp tow...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by DigiAB‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by DigiAB‭

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Q&A How do I get strong storms on a slow rotator

My planet has a day length of ~52 earth hours. This means storms like hurricaines and thunderstorms will be weaker. How do I combat this and generate really strong storms and winds on a slow rota...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Aezyc‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Aezyc‭

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Q&A Plausible reasons for a whole planet to have a temperate oceanic climate?

In my book series, I'm worldbuilding a planet whose culture is based on Celtic mythology and history, and in order to be consistent with real life I feel like the whole planet's environment needs t...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by The Weasel Sagas‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by The Weasel Sagas‭

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Q&A Effect of high frequency of impact events on geography,climate, and environment

Earth sized planet in the goldilocks zone. Similar mineral composition and surface water. Photosynthetic life evolves and thrives on land and sea. Atmosphere and climate comparable to the beginnin...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Eloc‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Eloc‭

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Q&A Control of atmospheric conditions

Background: We discover an artifact in the present day somewhere remote. This artifact is in the form of a small (approximately phone sized) sphere, and when researched, it is discovered to have th...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Lelu‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Lelu‭

Question climate physics
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Q&A Is it realistic that mountain cultures use a different calendar than the low landers?

My fantasy setting is on a wet and humid world of innumerable islands; many of which are quite mountainous. With conditions ranging from Mediterranean to Tropical. The culture here experience onl...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Trismegistus‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Trismegistus‭

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Q&A What are planetary side effects of having a thicker atmosphere?

I've been told that having a thicker atmosphere would make it easier to fly, particularly of heavier-than-air designs, so I'm interested in giving my planet such conditions. I'm mainly interested t...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Vigilant‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Vigilant‭

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Q&A What kind of climates and biomes would exist on the continents a tidally locked ocean world?

Please note: I am asking about planet orbiting a star, not a moon orbiting a planet. So I've been trying to get this planet down for a long while now but there are still so many pieces of the puzz...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by SentiCarter‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by SentiCarter‭

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Q&A Intelligent life from trial by wildfires

In my question: Sustainability of Regular Global Wildfires Due to Oxygen Rich Atmosphere An answer was proposed for a kind of "Boom Bust Cycle". The atmosphere has little CO2 but a lot of O2. W...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Aezyc‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Aezyc‭

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Q&A What average global temperature would optimize Earth for human habitability?

The year is 2100. While climate change has wrought serious damage to the biosphere, humanity has at last managed to become carbon neutral, and has even developed technology that can be used to redu...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ckersch‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by ckersch‭

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Q&A Would there be any way to keep ice from melting underwater?

I've been thinking of having an underwater structure in a world with ice, but I would think water from currents would melt the ice. Would there be any way to keep it frozen and have an underwater ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by WolvesEyes‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by WolvesEyes‭

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Q&A How's the climate on my mesa?

(Edited for focus; see history for previous version) Following up on this question, let's say I have a "coastal" mesa (relatively flat, high land not far from an ocean) with taller mountains behin...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Matthew‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Matthew‭

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Q&A Can these climates/biomes exist near each other?

I am writing a story, in which I would like to have three locations within about a half hour to an hour driving distance (assuming population, road systems and automobiles on par with the contempor...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Matthew‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Matthew‭

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Q&A Could a forest grow near a salt flat?

In my world there's a salt flat like Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia (of different size if need be) (source) Is there a chance a medium- to large-sized forest could have grown naturally in the immedia...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Hankrecords‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Hankrecords‭

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Q&A How to construct an Earth-like world with very high wind speeds

I want to create a world where humans can live outside (perhaps with some protective clothing) but where very high winds exist in almost all potentially habitable areas making life outside impossib...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Slarty‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Slarty‭

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Q&A Feasibility of a massive and nigh-permanent sandstorm?

In my military sci fi story in which a squad of private contractors have to contend with hostile creatures reliant on scent and mechanoreception to hunt, I wanted to keep the sci-fi 'hard' and plau...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Delirium‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Delirium‭

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Q&A Could Quasi-Europe Exist in the Southern Hemisphere?

In all fantasies that I'm aware of, the setting is in the northern hemisphere (noted by frozen north and barren south). So... Could advanced civilizations exist on a continent that's located in the...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Chlodio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Chlodio‭

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Q&A If people were the size of cats, and the land was scaled down accordingly, what would the size of England be?

So imagine people were the size of house cats, and the world's land masses were scaled down accordingly (in volume). In comparison to the original size of the landmass, how big would England be? An...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Snifferdragon‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Snifferdragon‭

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Q&A How does axial tilt affect atmospheric pressure and wind?

I'm working on an earht-like map and I'm having a hard time understanding where to put the high and low pressure zones. Here's some background info first. Axial tilt: 25 degrees Tropics latitude:...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Ashley‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Ashley‭

Question climate seasons sea wind
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Q&A How to have hollows with complex plant and animal life on a planet

This is a slight continuation of my other post where I was trying to create realistic hollows with weather due to temperature changes due to bio minerals called Hearthstones. I was wondering if pla...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by anthony gutierrez‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by anthony gutierrez‭

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Q&A Is it possible to have a greenhouse effect this strong and still have an atmosphere breathable by humans?

An Earth mass terran planet is orbiting a sun-like star at 2AU. I understand the limit for CO2 greenhouse effects is 1.67AU for whatever reason (giving a conventional habitable zone limit), but per...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Axion‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Axion‭

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Q&A Can one humanoid species evolve to live at an altitude where another, similar species could not survive?

It seems that people who live at very high altitudes have demonstrably "thicker" blood, highly concentrated with red blood cells to overcome the low concentration of oxygen in the air. Moving betwe...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by lea‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by lea‭

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Q&A Possibility of certain climates

I am trying to make three neighbouring countries with varying climates. One country needs to basically be Arizona (Especially like the Monument Valley area with the red sand and those iconic butte...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Blue Devil‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Blue Devil‭

Question climate geography
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Q&A Planetary terraforming Earth to be much MUCH cooler?

We already know how to heat things up, but what about cooling them? How do we make Earth's climate like that of Mars? Or go further: can we, by any hypothetical ways, make Earth somewhat like Pluto?

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Artemis2100‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Artemis2100‭

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Q&A How do I place my biomes realistically with only a köppen and topographic map?

I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out how to place the biomes in my continent. Though I have researched which biomes can occur in a certain climate, I'm still confused when it comes to...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by willmag‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by willmag‭

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Q&A Could an enormous structure be used to attract rain by acting as an artificial mountain?

If it were possible to build a giant geodesic dome tens of miles in diameter, what effect would it have on nearby weather? If built in an arid climate like the Sahara or Australia, would it be li...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Stonecraft‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Stonecraft‭

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Q&A Post- Nuclear Holocaust. Radioactive wastelands vs eco-system and chances of human survivability?

I'm attempting to flesh out the history to a sci-fi novel I'm currently writing, which is set in the future. Several hundred years prior to the beginning of the story, lack of resources lead to s...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Nicky Pritchard‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Nicky Pritchard‭

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Q&A Could a planet have a single source of wind?

I was creating a map of the air currents in my world, working back from the climates of the land (which I had already determined). (The world consists of one continent, similar to Pangea, with empt...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Rory M. Tims‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Rory M. Tims‭

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Q&A How would X-Seed 4000(s) affect the weather?

So, the X-Seed 4000 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Seed_4000) is a rather large lad. The tallest building ever fully realized. Let's just say that, in five decades, they decide to actually build ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Ethan Hill‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Ethan Hill‭

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Q&A How plausible is a 'tilted axis' planet with a "south pole" constantly facing toward its star?

The basic concept of this planet is that, the planet has a tilted axis (you probably guessed that already) which results in the South Pole constantly facing towards the sun. This would result in th...

14 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Sgtwolf00‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Sgtwolf00‭

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Q&A Need a North American location with a large city and whitewater river for post-apocalyptic fiction

My story has several key locations that I would like to ground in a real place in North America. It takes place 50-60 years in the future after 97% of humanity has been wiped out. I'm having a hell...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by CaseyKincade‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by CaseyKincade‭

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Q&A Is my biome/climate map realistic?

just looking for a quick accuracy check of my continent's biome/climate map. This continent is on a planet much like Earth and it is about the size of Eurasia. It is situated in the southern hemisp...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Iris‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Iris‭

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Q&A Jupiter Leaks Into Earth

A recent question here on SE:WB reminded me of a short story I wrote a long time ago, and has inspired me to revisit the idea. The premise: A race of massive alien creatures travel from planet to...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by BMF For Monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by BMF For Monica‭

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Q&A Equalizing Venus and Mars Through Atmospheric Teleportation

Humans have invented a technology that allows for teleportation of matter across any distance. These devices can, in theory, be scaled up to any size, so long as the necessary construction material...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by WillRoss1‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by WillRoss1‭

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