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Climate Zones

Posted by kingfries on 14 January 2017 in English (English)

Hey everyone, has anyone ever made a map showing our worlds climate zones? Would be helpful to know exactly where its warm, cold, moderate etc. Example: My territory says it has a cold cimate, but compared to where it would be located on the real earth it would be in southern Brasil, somewhere around Curitiba or Sao Paulo, to be more precise. So the climate needs to be corrected in some places I would say. What do you think?

Comment from Pawl on 14 January 2017 at 20:33

There are links to a couple of proposed climate maps here, but I don't know if anything was ever settled.

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Comment from Black Baron on 14 January 2017 at 20:58

When developing a climate map you may consider other features such as mountain ranges, deep of the sea, oceanic flux,... . For example, there is a very high mountain range which occupies the north of Renkistan and Castilea Archantea and at this area temperatures are very low, such as Nepal in the real world, but the rest of the country has a hot tropical climate.

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Comment from Luciano on 14 January 2017 at 21:21

Pasalia is at 46° S latitude, which lines up with Southern Argentina, not Southern Brazil. The city of Comodoro Rivadavia, on the Argentine coast, is nearby. It's not that cold, but I wouldn't call it warm, either - wikipedia says it has a a cold semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk). I remember seeing snow once there. There are glaciers on the mountains to the west. Perhaps a better comparison, in terms of latitude, because of the continental shape, would be 46° N - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In fact, Halifax is quite a bit colder than Comodoro in winter, but according to wikipedia, it has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb). Of course, if you want to get crazy, you could realize it lines up with Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, in far eastern Russia, also 46° N, also with a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) but damn freaking cold in winter. I think these are the best bases for comparison.

Pasalia isn't far from Mahhal, and user Aiki made this fabulous climate map of that region, to help me out when I was having an existential crisis about the climate there. Extending the logic behind that map northward, and combining with isleño's excellent climate proposal, I think you could justify something like the Halifax model or maybe something like Hokkaido, in Japan.

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