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View Poll Results: Which one is better?
Calypso Deep 13 72.22%
Vostok Station 5 27.78%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-01-2019, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Around five million years ago the mediterranean basin was completely dry leading to land at depths as low as 16,000ft below sea level. As you would imagine the climates present in such areas were unbelievably extreme. This battle pits a simple estimation of what one of those climates might look like against what is universally seen as the worst climate on earth today. 

Calypso Deep:




Vostok Station:


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Old 10-01-2019, 10:59 PM
 
Location: San Jose, California 37 N
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Calypso deep since during at least half the year it's possible to go outside.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:02 AM
 
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Calypso deep since during at least half the year it's possible to go outside.
Their winters make very pleasant summer weather. During their summer, just stay indoors and Iím sure the climate would have their infrastructure and vehicles build for the heat.
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Part time dual resident of 76131 and 46060
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Calypso for being partly habitable part of the year, both are horrendous climates though
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago Area, IL
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Calypso Deep: X----
(Way too hot year round.)

Vostok Station: D-
(Too dry, Winters intolerable for my taste)

Vostok Station for sure.
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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Calypso Deep is the better one. Both are absolutely horrendous, but at least I could go outside during winter in Calypso Deep or else spend my time outside on higher ground. There's no escaping Vostok's conditions apart from moving out completely.

I was like "...where?" when I saw Calypso Deep and thought it was a fictional climate vs. a real one. I was expecting another super cold climate until I saw otherwise.

I wonder how much longer it'll be before the Messinian Salinity Crisis repeats itself.

EDIT: I bet it'd be possible to boil water on the ground there during summer days. Death Valley has reached a ground temperature up to 201F, but the air temperature there only reached 134F on record (the hottest in the modern world).

EDIT 2: I wonder what flora and fauna would live there. I bet probably no animals, and any plants would probably have to be extremely salinity-tolerant and drought-tolerant. Maybe even heat-deciduous in summer?

EDIT 3: If you plugged in the average July high of 144F there and average RH of 63% in Messina, Italy in July, you'd have a heat index of 413F! Imagine what that would do to us; I bet the abundance of hot water vapor would scald us instantly. The record high of 170F at the same RH would be a 707F heat index! However, the theoretical maximum temp would be 176F, yielding a heat index of 785F! (assuming RH is still constant)

EDIT 4: I wonder how Calypso Deep, or Death Valley after all the polar ice melted, would stack up against a glacial-period Vostok... I've heard life in Antarctica hung on by a thread at the last glacial maximum, and polar regions have warmed faster than temperate and subtropical ones lately.

EDIT 5: How do you do those climate data boxes? (apart from the ones you can just find)

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Old Today, 08:08 AM
 
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Calypso Deep is the better climate because it's habitable half the year.
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Old Today, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Calypso although both are uninhabitable from May until September.

I imagine going outside in Calypso would in the summer would involve wearing a fireman's suit just as going out in winter in Vostok Station would involve similar measures of protection (arctic gear).

The winter in Calypso is quite nice though, just a hot summer just as summer in Vostok Station would be like visiting Siberia in parts of the winter except there is more sun which would make it better.

This is a good comparison actually.
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Old Today, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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November-March in Calypso Deep is miserable, but you can go outside without special protection. You can't say the same for Vostok, and the five months of perpetual darkness there means I'm going with Calypso Deep.
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Old Today, 03:09 PM
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November-March in Calypso Deep is miserable, but you can go outside without special protection. You can't say the same for Vostok, and the five months of perpetual darkness there means I'm going with Calypso Deep.
This exactly.
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