Climate Model of Middle Earth

„Radagast the Brown“ hat mit den Supercomputern der Uni Bristol ein Klima-Modell von Mittelerde erstellt. Das Paper gibt es scheinbar auch in Elvish und in Zwergensprache, es hat sich allerdings herausgestellt, dass das nur Augenwischerei mit Fonts und keine echte Übersetzung ist. Das Klimamodell selbst wurde allerdings anscheinend tatsächlich berechnet.

Ever wondered what the weather and climate was like in Middle Earth, the land of hobbits, dwarves, elves and orcs, from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings? Climate scientists from the University of Bristol, UK have used a climate model, similar to those used in the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, to simulate and investigate the climate of Middle Earth.

The results show that The Shire, where the hobbit Bilbo Baggins lived before he was whisked away on his unexpected adventure described in The Hobbit, had a climate very similar to that of Lincolnshire and Leicestershire in the UK. However, Mordor, the land of the evil Sauron, had a climate similar to that of Los Angeles and western Texas.

Scientists simulate the climate of Tolkien’s Middle Earth (via Motherboard)