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Gradient dust storm? Meaning please?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by hucker, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. hucker

    hucker Chieftain

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    In the game "Civilisation VI rising tide", there is a "gradient dust storm". Context suggests that gradient refers to how severe it is. But I thought gradient could only mean the slope or rate of change of something?
     
  2. oakdragon

    oakdragon Stagnating amongst the Siliconians Supporter

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    I don’t know the answer, but I have the same issue with the “tornado family”. I imagine a group of them all going camping together.
     
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    I believe it refers to the cause of the dust storm which I would assume implies severity, assuming that different causes come with different potentials. Gradient, in this case, probably refers to air pressure.
     
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    I don't know the answer, but could it mean that the severity of the storm is changing from one turn to the next? Did you notice if something like this happened?

    Edit: What is "Civ VI rising tide"?
     
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    From wiki: "In desert areas, dust and sand storms are most commonly caused by either thunderstorm outflows, or by strong pressure gradients which cause an increase in wind velocity over a wide area."

    So you can get localized dust storms from the outflow of a single thunderstorm, which typically lasts an hour or less and may affect only a single county. Arizona haboobs are frequently of this variety.

    Or you can have have regional dust storms caused by gradient winds over large areas of many hundreds of square miles, covering multiple states, that can last in extreme cases for several days.
     
  6. hucker

    hucker Chieftain

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    Sorry, that was a different version I used to play, I'm now playing "Gathering Storm". Rising tide was an addon for Beyond Earth - the Civ on another planet.
     
  7. Pure24

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    :lol:
    Really funny.
    Also from Wiki: A tornado family is a series of tornadoes spawned by the same supercell thunderstorm. These families form a line of successive or parallel tornado paths and can cover a short span or a vast distance.
    Tornado families are sometimes mistaken as a single continuous tornado, especially prior to the 1970s. Sometimes the tornado tracks can overlap and expert analysis is necessary to determine whether or not damage was created by a family or a single tornado
     
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  8. hucker

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    I just had a "Haboob Dust Storm" - which I can only assume is when a nude female sunbather gets up and shakes the sand off herself.
     
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