Feven's Weather

The surface of the planet is 65% covered with water, while the remaining 35% is dedicated to the three major continents Cilicis, Oriens, and Fortis, and five smaller island continents. Two land masses make up the polar regions, which are permanently frozen.

The largest continent, Cilicis, is located in the tropic zone of the planet in which temperatures range from 20 C to 35 C. Ager has a large desert region on the east side of the continent. A large mountain range extends from the south to the north on the west side of the continent. However, most of the continent consists of rain forests.

Oriens is located in the mid-latitudes in the northern hemisphere. This continent has a varying landscape. Most of the continent consists of a rocky terrain with only about 25% of the land having vegetation.

Fortis is located in the mid-latitudes in the southern hemisphere. This continent is the largest of the three major continents. About 50% of the land has a rocky terrain. The remaining land has a very plush vegetation

The five island continents, Cilicis, Oriens, Fortis, Ager, and Solum total about 10% of the total land surface of the planet. Cilicis, Oriens, and Fortis are located in the equatorial zones of the planet, while Ager is located in the polar region of the northern hemisphere and Solum is in the polar region of the southern hemisphere. The three islands located in the tropic areas of the planet all have very thick vegetation, unlike the two polar islands which both have land mostly covered in permafrost with very little vegetation.

Finally, the polar caps are permanently frozen under deep layers of ice.

VOLCANISM

Feven is unique in that it has a high amount of volcanism. Each of the continents and islands have active volcanoes that consist of shield, cinder, and composite type volcanoes. There is also evidence of a high rate of underwater volcanic activity. Several hot spots and active volcanoes mark the ocean floor, however, none are near to breaking the surface of the ocean.

As seen in the illustration, volcanoes, represented by red, make up a vast majority of the land features on the planet.

In the polar islands where the land is covered in permafrost, part of the islands have volcanic activity which keeps areas from freezing. Since there are many active volcanoes on the planet, much of the atmosphere contains carbon dioxide, along with oxygen, nitrogen and trace amounts of several other gases.

OCEANS

The world ocean covers 65% of the surface of the planet. The average depth is 3000 meters with the deepest point reaching a depth of 8 km. The ocean tides are governed by the moon of the planet. The proximity of the moon causes a gravitational pull on the ocean which in turn causes the tides of the planet.

At the edges of the continents and islands, land extends beneath the ocean first with an area called the continental shelf, then extending to deeper water. As with the earth, Feven has plates in which the crust of the planet lie on. These plates are in constant movement which averages 2 cm annually. About halfway between Cilicis and Ager there is a mid-ocean ridge, a long series of underwater mountains that have cracks and release lava, which plays an important role in the tectonics of the planet. As lava flows to the surface it causes plates to shift and spread. Also, there are subduction zones near Fortis and Solum where surface crust is thrust downward and forced back into the mantle. The tectonics of the planet help to regenerate the crust of the planet.

WEATHER

The climate of Feven varies depending on the latitude and the time of year. Because of the 16% tilt of the planet, temperatures will change according to the revolution of the planet around the sun. However, in general, the average global temperature is 29 C.

In latitudes between 0 and 30, the climate resembles a tropical zone. Average temperatures range between 27 C and 32 C. Because of the warm temperatures, are large amounts of rainfall when air becomes oversaturated.

The latitudes between 30 and 60 are the temperate zones. Temperatures range from 10 C to 24 C, with the higher temperatures due to the tilt towards the sun. Due to the variation of temperature, the weather also varies accordingly. In the temperate zone, areas of warm temperatures will have much vegetation, and areas of cooler temperatures will have more rocky terrain.

In the polar latitudes, which range from 60 to 90, temperatures average between 0 and 5 C. In these cold areas, although there is volcanic activity, it is not enough to warm the land masses to provide vegetation. For this reason, permafrost has taken over much of the land in these latitudes. The exception, however, is the polar caps where temperatures remain below 0 C, and thus, remain frozen permanently.

WINDS

On Feven, because there is an uneven heating of the planet, certain patterns control the winds and subsequently, the ocean currents. Warm air rises while cool air falls, thus, on Feven, air currents and ocean currents as illustrated.

Wind patterns on Planet Feven

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