Would they move towards the Equator/Poles? Stay in the same place?

What about if the Earth was rotating 10% slower?

Is there a rotation speed for Earth which will lead to 4 wind belts instead of 3 ?

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    $\begingroup$ Not a duplicate, but you will find this question informative: earthscience.stackexchange.com/questions/992/… $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 16:30
  • $\begingroup$ @CamiloRada Thanks! But that answer raises more questions. For example your comment is unanswered. Also what are the values of Ω and Θ0 for Earth? $\endgroup$
    – Sid Datta
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 17:43
  • $\begingroup$ Why 5% in particular? $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 28, 2018 at 2:23
  • $\begingroup$ @JeopardyTempest another one of those world building questions - what if ? $\endgroup$
    – user1066
    Commented Mar 28, 2018 at 16:26
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    $\begingroup$ @JeopardyTempest I chose small numbers because I already know at big numbers, the climate changes radically. Eg at 200% rotation Earth's wind patterns will be very stormy and might make life impossible. For example, whenever people try to discuss Earth with a higher axial tilt (say 45deg), the discussion veers to 90deg tilted planets (whose weathers are extreme and inhospitable). Extreme situations are not that interesting for Worldbuilding. $\endgroup$
    – Sid Datta
    Commented Mar 29, 2018 at 18:47


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