Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 month ago

How would Earths climate change if it had a 36 hour rotation rate?

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  • 1 month ago
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    The Earth's climate would become fairly dangerous. 

    Being that the day-side of the planet would heat up for 

    an additional half-a-day, every day, the daily temperatures 

    would inevitably be much higher which would affect everything 

    from road surfaces, to farming, to oceanic evaporation, and more. 

    It's not like we are simply dealing with an 

    extra 2-or-3 minutes of daylight or darkness here. 

    Over time, each and every combined factor would change 

    the weather, the climate, and the atmosphere quite measurably. 

    In addition, and due to the prolonged lower temperatures, 

    the changes that would take place on the night-side would 

    result in high and damaging winds, and far more extreme 

    conditions than we see with a 24-hour rotation period. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Not very good indeed

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  • Zirp
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    1 month ago

    Maximum-temperatures in daytime would be higher, minimum-temperatures at night would be lower

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  • 1 month ago

    Days would generally get warmer, as the sun was up longer;  then, there'd be longer nights, so the warmth of the day had longer to radiate into space, making for much larger temperature swings during the day/night cycle.  Animals will have adapted to this, as would plants.. my thought is most plants would have thicker, narrower leaves, to withstand the temperature swings (heck - they'd probably resort to almost looking like pine needles...). 

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  • 1 month ago

    Day/night temperatures may be a tad more intense, not much.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It won't change much, though the winds may be a little slower.

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