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09-07-2013, 06:42 PM
 Location: North West Northern Ireland. 20,695 posts, read 18,574,147 times Reputation: 3107

How do you estimate the data? I would like to estimate my climate for 10,000 feet?

09-07-2013, 06:56 PM
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It would be ice cap.

Back to the original topic, I'd like to emigrate to the New Cartagena. It will be like Nain, Labrador because of the greater landmass I think.

09-07-2013, 07:01 PM
 Location: North West Northern Ireland. 20,695 posts, read 18,574,147 times Reputation: 3107
Yea but what is the average drop in max temp? I am trying to estimate what height I would goto for an average 0c max in January.

Last edited by Mac15; 09-07-2013 at 07:14 PM..

09-07-2013, 07:07 PM
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Check your city's climate on wikipedia. Then use this formula: Jan high / 6.4 x 1000 (meters)

09-07-2013, 07:13 PM
 Location: North West Northern Ireland. 20,695 posts, read 18,574,147 times Reputation: 3107
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Caleb Yeung Check your city's climate on wikipedia. Then use this formula: Jan high / 6.4 x 1000 (meters)
Does that mean it drops 6.4c every 1000m?

So here it is about 6c. So yea at 1,000m we would have an average winter high of below 0c.

So 3,000 feet.

Thank you

09-07-2013, 08:20 PM
 Location: Rathdrum, ID 4,112 posts, read 3,860,715 times Reputation: 7813
The future of mankind would be in great peril if the continent were flipped. Other than the oceans, the biggest area where carbon dioxide is converted back into oxygen is the Amazon basin. If that rain forest were much further south, the cooler climate wouldn't support the biomass and it would cease to exist. The photosynthesis conversion factory would disappear. We're so freaked out now about global warming. Just think what would be like without the Amazon Basin rain forest.

You'd probably start getting a bunch of hurricanes too. Maybe? That part of Africa probably isn't big enough to generate easterly waves of any significance. But even a small one would pick up a lot of energy once it rolls over the hot eastern Atlantic and could very likely grow into pretty big storms.

09-07-2013, 08:30 PM
 Location: Casca - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 595 posts, read 478,277 times Reputation: 445
I would emigrate to Belem that i think it'd have warm summers but cold and snowy winters.

My city would have a tropical climate, summer all the time.

09-07-2013, 09:08 PM
 Location: Broward County, FL 16,206 posts, read 7,636,429 times Reputation: 3530
Bogota would incredibly cold in it's new position. Caracas (my birthplace) would have an awesome climate

09-07-2013, 09:08 PM
 Location: Vancouver, BC 9,669 posts, read 10,970,575 times Reputation: 4041
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 Originally Posted by volosong The future of mankind would be in great peril if the continent were flipped. Other than the oceans, the biggest area where carbon dioxide is converted back into oxygen is the Amazon basin. If that rain forest were much further south, the cooler climate wouldn't support the biomass and it would cease to exist. The photosynthesis conversion factory would disappear. We're so freaked out now about global warming. Just think what would be like without the Amazon Basin rain forest. You'd probably start getting a bunch of hurricanes too. Maybe? That part of Africa probably isn't big enough to generate easterly waves of any significance. But even a small one would pick up a lot of energy once it rolls over the hot eastern Atlantic and could very likely grow into pretty big storms.
Not necessarily, the Amazon basin would probably be replaced with a taiga which is definitely a carbon sink. The southern areas on the western coast would still be temperate rainforest I imagine with a lot of biomass...

09-07-2013, 09:38 PM
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Everyone would fall if you turned it upside down!
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