Build a world starting with tectonic plates

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Eh9198, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. KeeCoyote Well-Known Member

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    Which way does the world turn? That will determine wind and were most concetration of clouds will form. This will determine were deserts and planes with plants will form.
     
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  2. Fox-Fire I've jumped into the fire.

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    Same as Earth in both the rotation itself and the rotation relative to its star.
     
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  3. Fox-Fire I've jumped into the fire.

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    Here's the latitude map:

    Worldbuilding II continents and latitudes.png
     
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  4. Thanosaekk Well-Known Member

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    I won't be able to work on the temperatures and climate today, so could someone improve and refine the rain map since mine seems...not as accurate as I hoped?
     
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    Just a thought, but maybe it would be a good idea to somehow change the map so that the split was between the bird shaped continent and the stingray shaped continent/island so that it didn't just cut through the largest continent.
     
  6. Thanosaekk Well-Known Member

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    Rain Patterns January.png Rain Patterns July.png
    A slightly improved rain map, January on the left, July on the right.
     
  7. Eh9198 Active Member

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    Awesome! To my super un-trained eye, it looks like there’s not a ton of variation. Is that the case? Or is earth similar?
     
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  8. Thanosaekk Well-Known Member

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    Looking back, I actually agree that variation is not that apparent. I am not sure how much each area varies, since the tutorial does not specify that, but we can assume it has the range of earth, approximately. While I will not tweak the colors or transparency again right now, they might be readjusted later.
     
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  9. Falkanner Hyphen-Addict

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    Just a little tip for climates, deserts tend to form on the west coasts of continents, between 15 and 30 degrees latitude. This is especially true when there's a cool current offshore.
     
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  10. JSilvy Well-Known Member

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    Is this thread still going?
     
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  11. Eh9198 Active Member

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    I hope so! Been a while.
     
  12. Christory Well-Known Member

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    We need the locations of rivers and river deltas next IMO.
     
  13. Fox-Fire I've jumped into the fire.

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    We need the climates to know how much rain will fall in a certain location, as well the quantity of ice in the area, to determine if a river will exist or not.
     
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  14. Eh9198 Active Member

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    Right. Once we get wind and weather patterns established those things will come. How do we go about this?
     
  15. Thanosaekk Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but I don't think I can find the time to do the climate map. If anyone wants to, you can use the previously linked tutorial and continue.
     
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  16. Al Smith For Real Al Smith!

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    Rain usually happens only on one side of the mountain, just saying.
     
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  17. KeeCoyote Well-Known Member

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    deserts on the other
     
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