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Old September 10th 18, 11:39 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
Gerald Kelleher
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Default Inclination and climate

All planets in the solar system, regardless of composition and distance from the Sun, possess a climate so long as they have an atmosphere. The annual responses of that atmosphere to the degree of inclination determines what type of climate exists on the planet between a spectrum bookened by Polar with a 90° inclination relative to the orbital plane and Equatorial with an inclination existing on or at 0° .

http://afewbitsmore.com/img/2015_ecliptic.png

Despite that graphic getting the orientation to the orbital inclination wrong on the Equinoxes *, it gives a better overview of climate than the usual descriptions which omit the relationship of inclination to the orbital plane.

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_S...-tilt-23.4.gif


I understand completely that human influence do have consequences on local conditions and short term changes in atmospheric conditions from multiple sources (jet stream, volcanic activity, El Nino,ect) but these influences cannot strictly be labelled as climate that present modelers are wont to do in the case of carbon dioxide.

The relationship between daily rotational traits which vary from planet to planet while the separate orbital surface rotation are common to all planets present an opportunity to research climate properly. The modelers are limiting themselves to experimental sciences writ large and this serves nobody while the genuine climate spectrum between Polar and Equatorial goes unattended even though it is perfectly set up for modeling.








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