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Questions tagged [climate]

Questions regarding the temperature of the atmosphere in an area.

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How much CO₂ could the wind through a tunnel within the deposit near the south pole of Mars sublimate?

Within the CO₂ deposit near the south pole of Mars, according to this article 3 subunits have been found with one having the top CO₂ layer of about 300 meters thick covered by a water ice layer with a ...
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Are there microclimates with better weather conditions on Mars?

On Earth, a microclimate mostly refers to an area which differs from the surrounding areas in temperature or humidity. And what about Mars ? Are there places with atmospheric conditions that are ...
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Can the L1 sunshade idea for climate control be adapted to work in LEO?

There have been a few papers written on ways to put objects at the Earth-Sun L1 point to shade the Earth enough to counter-act global warming. There is a Wikipedia page about it, this paper called ...
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Will uncovering the ice deposit in Utopia Planitia improve the climate on Mars?

In 2016 a large ice deposit has been found within the Utopia Planitia region on Mars by the SHARAD instrument on board of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The thickness of the deposit ranges from ...
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How is a space suit climate controlled? [duplicate]

I understand how one could be heated, but how does the space suit cool the water that is noodled throughout it exchanging heat with the body? Why is this method used over traditional methods like a ...
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What is the meaning of twelve months for climate at Gale Crater, Mars?

I noticed that Wikipedia lists the climate on Gale Crater per “month”: Source: Wikipedia. None of the sources listed contain the information included in the table. I find it particularly puzzling ...
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Would the orbit of the Moon affect Earth's climate?

If the orbit of the Moon was elliptical or in someway different from what it is currently, would that change affect the climate of the Earth?
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Why can't plants grow on Mars?

Mars has a lot of carbon dioxide in its atmosphere. It also gets a lot of sunlight. On Earth, plants use carbon dioxide and sunlight for photosynthesis. So, why can't plants live on Mars?
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Are there seasons on Luna?

I saw a comment that made me curious. The Earth's axis tilt is about 23.4°, whereas Luna's is only 1.54°. There is negligible atmosphere on Luna, and as far as I know although signs of water ...
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How much heat did the Sabatier hardware add to the ISS heat profile?

A sort-of follow-up to Why does the International Space Station produce so much methane? In 2010 Sabatier hardware was integrated into the regenerative environment control. The Sabatier hardware ...
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What places in the Solar System have temperatures suitable to humans?

They say, Mercury polar areas have temperatures of around 0C. What other areas in the Solar System (on the planets or on the moons, on the surface or under) in what seasons have temperatures ...