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    • CommentAuthortcberry
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2009
     
    Hello, I participate in a collaborative worldbuilding project known as Eshraval, and I was plotting my cities on from one of my maps on an overlay, and I came to the realization that I don't have any idea what the temperature value expressed in FT means. Is it mean temperature? Is average temperature? Does it mean anything? I'm at a loss.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2009
     
    According to the help file, it is average temperature (Over the course of a year)
    • CommentAuthorjslayton
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2009
     
    To be exact, it is (spring temp + summer temp + fall temp + winter temp) / 4. The temperature and rainfall are sampled at 4 equally-spaced points in the orbit starting at maximum northerly axial tilt, those values are then averaged to get the result.
    The temperature model in FT is overly simplistic in that it does not model movement of air masses or land/sea heat transport. The rainfall has the same class of problem in that air masses do not enter into the model.
    • CommentAuthorForeverDED
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2017
     
    Under "Specify Base Temperature" there are "Random" and "Variance" input boxes. What do these mean and do? I couldn't find anything in the Help files.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2017
     
    Variance specifies how much the (average) temperature varies from equator to the poles. Earth should be about 32C
    Random determines the amount of randomization allowed for generate local temperature variations.
    • CommentAuthorForeverDED
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2017
     
    Thank you, Monsen!