How would Earths climate change if it had a 36 hour rotation rate?
- Campbell HaydenLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
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.
- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
Not very good indeed
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
Maximum-temperatures in daytime would be higher, minimum-temperatures at night would be lower
- 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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- daniel gLv 71 month ago
Day/night temperatures may be a tad more intense, not much.
- Anonymous1 month ago
It won't change much, though the winds may be a little slower.