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    Here's a photo of it in SpaceEngine: imgur.com/kL9Idxt (this site won't let me post if I link to it directly). Pretend it's on a planet with equivalent gravity/atmosphere (but no seasons), so that human beings could live there.

    It's essentially just the land sandwiched between the ocean and the ice sheets. Btw, the tops of those ice sheets are over nine kilometers above sea level. Even the hills in the foreground would be large mountains on Earth. So I don't think there's any real-life analogue to use for research.

    What would the weather be like, assuming there was a normal diurnal cycle? I'd imagine that glaciers would be ubiquitous - if so, what sort of glaciers would there be and how would they behave? Would there be lots of avalanches? What kind of mineral deposits would there be? What plants and animals could live there?

    Sorry, if this seems rather strange. I'm just trying to imagine what it would be like to live in such a place.


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    "Your search - imgur.com/kL9Idxt - did not match any documents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    "Your search - imgur.com/kL9Idxt - did not match any documents.
    That's for the address bar, not a search engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouthwash View Post
    That's for the address bar, not a search engine.
    Got it.
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    Thanks for posting that Dywyddyr.


    It's where I live! Coastal British Columbia is mountains rising from the ocean. Most Natives here stuck to the coast, dwelling a bit above high-tide. For transportation, they preferred canoe against hiking along the landscape. Therefore even grandmothers had their own canoes. Ate seafood mostly, especially easy low-tide pickings like oysters, crabs, seaweeds. This sustained the densest Native population in the Americas.

    The weather is dominated by raincloud. Clouds scud unperturbed across the Pacific until they hit the mountains. They pile up. To pass the mountains they must gain altitude, which cools them, so they rain. Weeks of round-the-clock rain is normal.

    When BC had ice sheet, the cloud-barrier would be higher. I don't believe anyone's determined how the sheet, ocean, floating shelf, burgs, etc. appeared and behaved. But we're seen it with our own eyes. Because during the last glaciation humans were already traveling down this coast from Asia. I suppose we harpooned seals out of kayaks, or something like that.
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