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Would would Earth be different?

  1. Mar 14, 2013 #1
    Lets day a day on Earth was 12 hours.
    How would the reduced daily temperature effect pressure systems?
    How would the coriolis effect be different?
    Would winds and storms be more or less frequent and would they generally be stronger or weaker?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 14, 2013 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Why are you asking? Is this for some class?

    If the day were 12 hours then the earth is spinning at twice the rate and what would that imply?
  4. Mar 14, 2013 #3
    Im researching the effects of Earth rotation on weather systems and wondering the effects of a different rate of rotation which is 12 hours.
  5. Apr 17, 2013 #4
    Weather effects such as hurricanes would be stronger and Coriolis effect stronger too as these depend on the earth's rotation. The day/night temperature difference would be smaller so onshore/offshore wind patterns would therefore be weaker as they depend on this temperature difference.
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