BIG EDIT : The topic's name has been changed from "Climate Map Rework" to "Eurth Map Rework", as this has become a much larger discussion on the map and changes that could be made.
Hello everyone! I'm Creaturae / Gene, and I was told that it'd be a good idea to bring the conversation of a reworked climate map to the forums. So, here it goes!
It's fairly obvious that the current climate map + ocean currents of Eurth are lacking when compared to other in-depth projects. Just compare the current climate map of Eurth to that of Earth. It's a fairly large gap in quality (though that is to be expected, as I don't believe anyone here is a professional cartographer nor has a team of scientists to back of the research of the climate map).
So, what can be done to change this? That's where this forum comes in! I (until Orioni or any of the RP mentors tell me otherwise) will and have started work on a reworked climate map for Eurth. Now obviously, reworking the climate of the entire world can leave some nations in a difficult situation where their nation is suddenly in the middle of the desert or they have a climate akin to that of Siberia or Northern Canada. That's where this forum also comes in handy. If you have any problems with the climate that have been assigned, please let me know immediately so I can find some way around it, realistically or otherwise.
To give an idea what this new climate map will look like, here is something I worked on before.
Please note: this map is incorrect in multiple ways and I am in the process of remaking this again. Only use this map as a reference for the climate that you DO NOT want your nation to have. For what each color represents and what type of climate it is, please reference the Köppen climate classification Wikipedia page.
And again, if you have any questions or general feedback about the climate map, please let me know! I'm not an expert on climates either and am getting all of my information from Artifexian videos and Wikipedia.
Timezones. This is a thing now. https://i.imgur.com/H6gyzMo.png
Some questions for all of you.
Nations. Right now I've drawn vertical lines on the exact borders of each timezone. If your nation is in multiple zones, I will edit the lines to give you a better fit. This can also depend on the neighbours with which you have a close relationship. For this, I can follow national borders. For nations who stretch from east to west, I can also follow rivers or mountain ranges. Your choice. Names. At the top, you'll see an abbreviation underneath some timezones. You can request one of these as well. Just make sure to discuss it with your fellow nations before starting an argument here. Here are some of the RL existing ones. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_time_zone_abbreviations
Currently represented are: -10 SST or Sunset Standard Time -6 IST or @Iverica Standard Time 0 UTC or Coordinated Universal Time / Temps Universel Coordonné +6 TMT or Tagmatium Mean Time (for @Tagmatium Rules) +7 CET or Central Europan Time