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View Poll Results: What would you rate Byron?
A 2 12.50%
B 5 31.25%
C 6 37.50%
D 2 12.50%
F 1 6.25%
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:17 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I made up an imaginary nation 'Parthia', similar to the US in population, area, geography.etc. Drew maps of it, statistics etc...maybe I was more 'aspie' in those days. Anyway, one of the states was 'Elizabeth', the main state in the New Britain peninsula, on the east coast of Parthia. Byron is a coastal port city of about half a million on the central east coast of Elizabeth. Here was the climatic map - based on the BOM model - I made up when I was 17. I don't really make up climate stats for made up cities anymore, but I'm impressed by how detailed I made it, the model being totally an estimation of all the climatic factors i would imagine would create it.

BYRON TOWN STATE: ELIZABETH NO: EZB-035

LAT: 34.1846 N LONG: 18.4392 W ELEVATION: 26.5 m

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC ANN

Mean Daily Max. Temp deg C
13.1 13.7 16.6 20.4 24.1 28.0 29.2 29.0 26.4 21.6 17.4 13.5 21.0
No Days Max Temp >30 deg C
0.0 0.0 0.2 1.8 3.7 6.1 8.3 7.5 3.5 1.9 0.0 0.0 33.0
No Days Max Temp >35 deg C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 1.6 0.9 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3
No Days Max Temp >40 deg C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Highest Rec. Max Temp
26.7 28.3 29.6 34.3 35.8 38.2 39.5 40.1 37.6 32.2 29.3 28.4 40.1

Mean Daily Min. Temp deg C
4.6 5.3 8.1 11.8 14.9 18.7 20.4 20.2 17.0 12.6 8.4 5.8 12.4
No Days Min Temp <2 deg C
7.3 5.7 2.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 5.2 23.8
No Days Min Temp <0 deg C
4.0 3.1 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 2.6 12.5
Lowest Rec. Min Temp
-8.2 -6.5 -3.8 1.8 5.6 9.4 11.4 10.6 7.3 2.9 -2.7 -6.3 -8.2

Mean Monthly Rainfall (mm)
84.4 80.6 78.9 90.2 83.5 94.5 108.3 112.4 109.8 94.3 87.2 93.6 1118.6
Highest Monthly Rainfall
258.1 273.3 328.5 326.8 299.9 484.1 567.9 385.5 469.1 533.3 289.6 224.4 567.9
Lowest Monthly Rainfall
16.1 10.4 8.8 9.6 14.1 18.3 18.6 25.4 25.7 18.0 22.9 29.1 8.8
Mean No Raindays
11.4 10.8 10.6 10.2 10.4 10.9 11.4 11.8 11.0 10.7 10.9 11.8 131.9
Highest Daily Rainfall (mm)
135.1 118.7 129.1 186.6 174.1 229.3 284.6 211.7 191.9 108.3 172.5 206.9 284.6

Mean No Clear Days
8.1 8.6 8.0 7.3 7.5 6.2 4.7 5.5 5.7 7.1 7.8 7.5 84.4
Mean No Cloudy Days
12.8 11.9 11.3 10.8 11.2 11.7 12.4 12.9 12.8 12.3 12.9 13.4 146.4

Mean Wind Speed km/h
15.2 15.4 16.0 14.9 13.5 13.1 12.6 11.8 10.7 11.2 12.9 15.3 13.6

Daily Sunshine Hours
6.0 6.5 7.1 7.5 8.0 7.6 7.5 6.9 6.4 6.4 6.1 5.7 6.7
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:32 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Default My obsessive maps...

A political map of the New Britain Peninsula. Elizabeth occupies most of the peninsula, the small state to the north is New Georgia and the smallest one to the SE is Kirra. Overall, New Britain has a warm temperate/humid sub-tropical between the US and Eastern Australia in terms of seasonal range and extremes.

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/423119_10150513540551347_532281346_9194738_5100295 70_n.jpg (broken link)

A detailed rainfall map of the peninsula. Byron Town is the black dot on the central east coast of the state. It's the second largest city in Elizabeth. The New Britain peninsula is about the size of the UK. The bottom-most line represents 32 degrees north, the next 34 degrees and so on.

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/417680_10150513541056347_532281346_9194740_1103139 749_n.jpg (broken link)

The first map was scarily detailed, lol. I did it all in Paint...shows how obsessive I was in those days.
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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I rate this climate a C.... quite benign winters and summers.

Nice maps BTW, I also created a fictional landmass when I was about 10, but only drew up some maps a few years ago that I super imposed into Google earth, but not nearly as detailed as yours. My landmass is really big though spanning latitudes 11-47N so it would take months/years to make it that detailed, probably.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:21 AM
 
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I rate this climate a C.... quite benign winters and summers.

Nice maps BTW, I also created a fictional landmass when I was about 10, but only drew up some maps a few years ago that I super imposed into Google earth, but not nearly as detailed as yours. My landmass is really big though spanning latitudes 11-47N so it would take months/years to make it that detailed, probably.
Thanks, that map alone probably took me a good 4-5 hours of combined hours (not all at once) to complete. I made up climate stats for literally hundreds of stations in my fictional nation, it was like a hobby when I was a loner in high school and early uni.

Yes Byron is a very 'moderate' climate, with winters probably akin to coastal NC, and summers similar to New York.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:25 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I rate this climate a C.... quite benign winters and summers.

Nice maps BTW, I also created a fictional landmass when I was about 10, but only drew up some maps a few years ago that I super imposed into Google earth, but not nearly as detailed as yours. My landmass is really big though spanning latitudes 11-47N so it would take months/years to make it that detailed, probably.
That would lead to some interesting hypotheticals. It's amazing how much 'guess-work' I did. I often wish I had the god-like power to will my nation - Parthia - into existence. I used to long to actually visit it, weird as that sounded. It wasn't fantastic, just pretty much like a nation in this world but one that I could create. I wonder if such a landmass existed if the climate would be anything like I'd estimated. Parthia itself was about 6 million km2, stretching from latitudes 21'N with a thin peninsula stretching as far as 60'N. Since it was also a continent like Australia I assumed it's climate would be somewhat moderated, but with harsher winters due to a higher latitude. Since it's not as big as North Americas winters wouldn't be as cold and summers not as hot for the latitude.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Very, very detailed, I could not have the patience to do that.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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That would lead to some interesting hypotheticals. It's amazing how much 'guess-work' I did. I often wish I had the god-like power to will my nation - Parthia - into existence. I used to long to actually visit it, weird as that sounded. It wasn't fantastic, just pretty much like a nation in this world but one that I could create. I wonder if such a landmass existed if the climate would be anything like I'd estimated.

Well I sometimes wonder exactly what the climate averages would be like for my "continent" (located in the West Pacific Ocean) if it was actually there. It has three capital cities (strange yes...) because I couldn't decide which one would be the ideal capital city. One capital city (Stolton City) is the capital of the entire country (15N latitude, 0-500ft ASL) located on the SW coast. Capital City 2, capital of the south island, is Carven City (24.4N, 3,500ft ASL) and land locked on a high plateau. Capital City 3, capital of the north island, is F L A City (34N, 0-1200ft ASL) with a coast on the east and quite hilly in the west. I have had to just approximate climates for them, it would be interesting to know what they'd be like if real.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Darn I wish you had given us an imperial version.
I used to do this as a kid also. I always placed my island about 200 miles offshore of NJ smack dab in the gulfstream. Great job btw, and after I go thru all the conversions I'll rate.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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C+ winters a bit chilly..
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Nice country - at first glance it looked like part of New Zealand only with the population density more like SE England. Byron sounds a little too sultry for me but I wouldn't mind living on the plateau.
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