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#1420815 - 05/04/2017 19:40 What would be the climate of the world in this situation?
niinjaniin Offline
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Latitude-wise and longitude-wise, the world has been moved this way:

Eurasia, Oceania, and Africa: 45 degrees south and 135 degrees west
North and South America: 25 degrees south and 120 degrees east
Australia, New Zealand, surrounding islands not including those which are governed by Australia and NZ but are too far from said countries: Just replace S with N and not change the longitude
Antarctica and subantarctic islands: Same thing as above

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#1421657 - 17/04/2017 17:44 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
niinjaniin Offline
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Anyone? I'm obsessed about this kinda thing.


Edited by niinjaniin (17/04/2017 17:45)

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#1421692 - 18/04/2017 10:24 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
adon Offline
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Maybe give us a drawing of the alternative map to give us more on an idea.

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#1421710 - 18/04/2017 14:59 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
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How about discussing what aspects of climate would have been different 20,000 years back when TAS and New Guinea were joined to mainland.

Great Divide would have had a bit more altitude to mountain tops from sea level. Better snow levels. or would this be contradicted by land in the Great Australia Bight.

Would that extra land in Great Australia Bight stop them horrible HIGH's, and make the SA deserts even hotter in summer, which in irony may lead to lower pressure and more thunderstorms?

From a local Illawarra perspective the escarpment may have been able to wring a bit more rain from ECL's, but countering that the coastline would have been further out, but the East Coast shelf drops rather quickly so maybe not that far?

What would the climate of the land bridge between Tasmania and Victoria would have been like? a dry low grassland, or a forest.

Perhaps places that are now along Tasmania's north coast could have been rather dry?

Bear in mind that 20,000years ago there may have active volcanism in VIC, and the maybe the land bridge?

The land bridge between QLD and New Guinea, plus most of the Barrier Reef platform - as dry land would that increase QLD thunder activity? again the heating aspect, or leave it as a dryish Savannah plain.

Would more warm water be carried southward along Australia's east coast from Queensland to Tasmania?




Edited by ozthunder (18/04/2017 15:00)
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#1421716 - 18/04/2017 15:59 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
Mike Hauber Offline
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If I've worked it out correctly an alternative version of the original post would be move Asia, Europe and Africa south by 45 degrees so that Europe, Tibet and China are all roughly on the equator. Move South America a little south so that Florida is on the equator, and then west so that the west coast of the US lines up roughly with Japan. Around Alaska and Siberia there would be some significant overlap I think. Then mirror Australia and Antarctica into the NH, with Australia roughly in the middle of the resulting mega ocean.

Much of Eurasia would become a huge desert. During the NH monsoon much of the tropics in this region is land, and the ocean to the south would be cool, so supply of moisture to the monsoon would be weak. The Himalayas on the equator would also provide a substantial block to northward moisture flow and the desert to the north would be in the zone of maximum summer heating. South America and south Africa would be as close to south pole as Greenland so presumably gain ice sheets. Although normal maps make Greenland look quite large compared to these locations, the distortions of projecting a sphere onto the flat actually make the north tip of Greenland similar to the south tip of South Africa.

Australia being moved away from the Asian land mass would have a weakened monsoon, and the NW (or SW in the flipped version) would become more arid. Antarctica would still be surrounded by a good ocean and the polar NH circulation would probably be very similar to the current polar SH circulation. With the Pacific combined with the Atlantic the walker circulation might be stronger. Tropical activity would peak on the east coast of North America, and instability would be translated towards the NE, possibly onto the West Australian coast. At a guess the flipped version of SW Australia would become quite a lot wetter, and the east coast would stay about the same with weaker tropical/monsoonal type influence, but enhanced trades, and instability downstream of North America.

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#1421884 - 21/04/2017 00:14 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: Mike Hauber]
niinjaniin Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mike Hauber
If I've worked it out correctly an alternative version of the original post would be move Asia, Europe and Africa south by 45 degrees so that Europe, Tibet and China are all roughly on the equator. Move South America a little south so that Florida is on the equator, and then west so that the west coast of the US lines up roughly with Japan. Around Alaska and Siberia there would be some significant overlap I think. Then mirror Australia and Antarctica into the NH, with Australia roughly in the middle of the resulting mega ocean.

Much of Eurasia would become a huge desert. During the NH monsoon much of the tropics in this region is land, and the ocean to the south would be cool, so supply of moisture to the monsoon would be weak. The Himalayas on the equator would also provide a substantial block to northward moisture flow and the desert to the north would be in the zone of maximum summer heating. South America and south Africa would be as close to south pole as Greenland so presumably gain ice sheets. Although normal maps make Greenland look quite large compared to these locations, the distortions of projecting a sphere onto the flat actually make the north tip of Greenland similar to the south tip of South Africa.

Australia being moved away from the Asian land mass would have a weakened monsoon, and the NW (or SW in the flipped version) would become more arid. Antarctica would still be surrounded by a good ocean and the polar NH circulation would probably be very similar to the current polar SH circulation. With the Pacific combined with the Atlantic the walker circulation might be stronger. Tropical activity would peak on the east coast of North America, and instability would be translated towards the NE, possibly onto the West Australian coast. At a guess the flipped version of SW Australia would become quite a lot wetter, and the east coast would stay about the same with weaker tropical/monsoonal type influence, but enhanced trades, and instability downstream of North America.
What about the original version in the original post? How do you interpret it?

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#1421934 - 21/04/2017 21:36 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
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Edited by niinjaniin (21/04/2017 21:36)

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#1422239 - 26/04/2017 12:14 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
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Edit: NA/SA: 140 degrees east.


Edited by niinjaniin (26/04/2017 12:21)

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#1422288 - 26/04/2017 16:14 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
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*145

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#1422317 - 26/04/2017 21:36 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
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*150 degrees east

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#1422321 - 26/04/2017 22:06 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
niinjaniin Offline
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Originally Posted By: niinjaniin
*145

Nevermind, it's still 145, ignore the post above.

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#1422327 - 26/04/2017 23:18 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
niinjaniin Offline
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150 degrees east, I changed my mind.

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#1422328 - 26/04/2017 23:30 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
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It's 155 now.

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#1422676 - 02/05/2017 22:13 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
niinjaniin Offline
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Major overhaul:

Eurasia, Oceania, and Africa: 45 degrees south and 135 degrees west
North and South America: 25 degrees south and 115 degrees east
Australia, New Zealand, surrounding islands: Replace S with N and then move by 275 degrees west
Antarctica: Just replace S with N and not change the longitude

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#1422709 - 03/05/2017 19:29 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
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*280 degrees west instead of 275 degrees west

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#1422712 - 03/05/2017 19:54 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
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Would Tasmania have a similar climate to the UK if the Australia continent was placed to the south east of Tasmania?

In winter, Southern Ocean fronts crossing Tasmania barelling into very cold and dry air being pushed up over the new Australia continent?

Tasmania would have so much potential for better weather if the warm island to the north was out of the picture


Edited by yep (03/05/2017 19:56)

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#1422773 - 04/05/2017 19:01 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
niinjaniin Offline
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Originally Posted By: niinjaniin
*280 degrees west instead of 275 degrees west

*290


Edited by niinjaniin (04/05/2017 19:10)

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#1423535 - 17/05/2017 15:17 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: yep]
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Originally Posted By: yep
Would Tasmania have a similar climate to the UK if the Australia continent was placed to the south east of Tasmania?

In winter, Southern Ocean fronts crossing Tasmania barelling into very cold and dry air being pushed up over the new Australia continent?

Tasmania would have so much potential for better weather if the warm island to the north was out of the picture


Do you mean Tassie could be colder if not for the main island being where it is?

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#1423574 - 18/05/2017 01:45 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
niinjaniin Offline
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One last change, now that my mind is well made up.

Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania- 45 degrees south and 135 degrees west
North America and South America- 15 degrees south and 160 degrees east
Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica- Change S with N and don't change the latitude

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#1424717 - 30/05/2017 14:35 Re: What would be the climate of the world in this situation? [Re: niinjaniin]
niinjaniin Offline
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I'm gonna move North and South America 15 degrees south and 160 degrees east. So would 160 degrees west become 0 degrees west and would 159 degrees west become 0 degrees east?

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