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JoeyD473
07-18-2012, 05:02 PM
I am working on a world map in ft3 and would like to know what affects average rainfall of an area besides proximity to large water sources

Hai-Etlik
07-18-2012, 08:15 PM
I am working on a world map in ft3 and would like to know what affects average rainfall of an area besides proximity to large water sources

Prevailing wind, temperature and temperature changes, and changes in elevation (The windward side of mountains is wet, the leeward side is a "rain shadow").

Wind is in turn controlled by pressure (Controlled by temperature, particularly due to latitude, surface albedo, thermal reservoirs, and season), and Coriolis forces.

Ghostman
07-19-2012, 09:46 AM
Areas where cold air (blowing from the poles) and warm air collide tend to have unstable weather with plenty of rainfall.