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The hypothetical tag is used for questions about processes that are unlikely to occur, but which may act as useful thought experiments and provide general insight into the processes in question.

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What would the climate be like on an Earth-like planet if it had only one convection cell per hemisphere?

Earth has three convection cells per hemisphere. These are the Polar cell, Ferrel cell and Hadley cell. These create the trade winds, westerlies and polar easterlies which control many aspects of ...