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Any Climatologists?

Posted by Paxtar on 31 August 2016 in English (English)

Cleared entry.

Comment from Bstn on 31 August 2016 at 10:52

Looks good so far. I'd suggest you to take a look at the global pressure systems to calculate temperatures. High pressure areas generate cloudless, sunny weather --> Higher average temperatures low pressure areas generate rain (and thunderstorms when moving to a high pressure area), so the average temperature is not as high: Wikipedia article. Of course pressure areas won't behave that clearly.

Your country is situated at 30°S, so high pressure areas seem to dominate your country. To make really acurate calculations, we need a simulation of world pressure areas.

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Comment from Ūdilugbulgidħū on 3 September 2016 at 00:27

I would agree with Bstn if you were slightly further north, high pressure area looks predominant at that latitude. I haven't convinced myself. Possibly something like Chile. I can't see a real world comparison to base this location off, so I'm struggling even to decide what would be the prevailing wind direction. Sorry can't be more helpful.

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Comment from Luciano on 3 September 2016 at 05:37

Here's my guess... as long as we suppose the northwest-to-southeast trend of the coastline doesn't cause significant differences from the straight north-south trend of similar coasts in the real world (as Udi said, there is nothing in the real world that trends quite like the west side of Antarephia), I think the most plausible would be a strong cold current up the west coast of Antarephia, which would definitely have a cooling effect on the adjacent landmass (e.g. Chile). At 40° South, there would be a strongly maritime climate with a lot of fog/overcast/rain on the coasts but notable rainshadow effects eastward (or northeastward given the coastline trend).

So Paxtar would be similar to the coast of central and southern Chile, or Oregon/Washington/British Columbia, or the South Island of New Zealand.

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Comment from Paxtar on 4 September 2016 at 17:47

Thank you for taking the time to reply. As always, feedback and new perspectives help.

The problem seems to be incomplete information, and no real-world equivalent. No way to model what's going on, without having the entire world, landmasses, mountains, ocean topography, etc., all mapped. Wouldn't it be terrible to do all that and find out the OGF world is uninhabitable? :)

I think that guestimates, based on the closest real-world conditions, are the best that can be managed at this point.

The prevailing wind seems like it should come from the west, and somewhat from the south. I think the Oregon/Washington, which I somewhat had in mind already, is a better starting point than Chile, since I'm guessing the Andes are a big influence.

I'm going to see if I can model wind and moisture using a topo map of BC, WA, OR and northern CA. If I can get somewhat close to real-world results, I'll use that method for my territory. If not, I'll make some guesses, and and wait for someone to let me know if I'm completely off.

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