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    Today I´m fighting with the pressure and wind on my planet, one thing, that I´m not too personal with. First little map is the situation in July, when the sun hits its northermost "position" and is to see in zenith at 23,5 degrees north.

    So for that we got summer at the northern hemisphere and the air warms up over the middle continent and especially the larger eastern continent. That means, there the warm air goes up over there and so we got zones of low pressure. In this regions the air is cooling down while getting up and some more or less strong rains are reportet. In zones of high pressure the cold winds fall down again and get warmer, so when they hit the ground they are more or less dry.

    So, that´s whow I get it, but I´m not sure if my map implements it the right way- So, of course critic is highly recommendet, in order to get a functional climatic system.

    Thank you very much

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    Oh wow.

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    This means it looks good or it seems to be right ?
    The second would be more important, the first more pleasant ...

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    It looks good.

    And it feels correct.

    The best kind of correct.
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    Now let´s have a look at the rain in July:

    WIP scalable Map of Continent -  a source for stories and maps-rainjuly.jpg

    and this is the wind situation in January, when the summer is in the south:

    WIP scalable Map of Continent -  a source for stories and maps-wind-january.jpg

    and the rain situation is the following;

    WIP scalable Map of Continent -  a source for stories and maps-ithil-rain-january.jpg

    So that´s my idea of this, but as usual, critics are welcome...

    So the next step will be a return to the climatic zones and a better detailization with the background of winds, currents an rain
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    Well,

    as promised, my climate map - First attempt. I´m not too close to that topic so I ask you, if you find something, that looks wrong or impossible. It would be a great help and I know some of you are good climatic cooks. So any comment will help me...

    Thank you very much

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    That's a very good and detailed concept Randigpanzrall !

    Clean maps and perfectly adapted to their purpose. I have to say that I love the world design and shape of continents.
    Always surprised when I stumbled on something like this, I'm gonna follow your york with pleasure!

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    The other day I found my old Goode's World Atlas and it made me think of doing a project like yours, but i figured I would never have enough time to make all the different maps, but now that I have found your work I think i will give it a shot.

    Great work and thanks for the inspiration

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    now this is worldbuilding on a macro-scale that i can get behind! great stuff and you can really see the level of thought that has gone into this world. I cant offer much in terms of crit, but everything seems fine to me, particularly the wind-zones and climate (which are things I've toiled over on my own world for some time. Really great work!

    The weather might be a bit extreme around the edges of the map due to the lack of large landmasses (doldrums, monsoons, tropical cyclones etc.)

    I have to ask - do you ahve more in terms of world history and culture crafted, or are you working from the outside in - starting with global stuff like climate, tectonics etc. and then moving down? very interesting stuff
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    Are the elevations all dreamed up and drawn by hand or are you using some algorithms for assistance? Would love to know a bit about your very nice technique!

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