Basically what I am gonna say is a demonstration of the capabilities of GIS to model the results of an extremely unlikely or in simple words the probability of the following is practically zero in the next few billion years. But let’s discuss this fascinating query, “What Would Happen If The Earth Stopped Spinning?”
The atmosphere would still be in motion with the Earth’s original 1100 mile per hour rotation speed at the equator if the earth stopped spinning.
Buildings, topsoil, trees and rocks would be swept away into the atmosphere. Following are the things that will happen if the earth stopped spinning:
- We would get 1/2 year daylight and 1/2 year nighttime.
- During daytime, the temperature would be far hotter during daytime for 6 months.
- This long-term temperature gradient would alter the atmospheric wind circulation pattern so that the air would move from the equator to the poles rather than in wind systems parallel to the equator like they are now.
- Its magnetic field would no longer be regenerated and it would decay away to some low, residual value due to the very small component which is ‘fossilized’ in its iron-rich rocks.
- We can’t be able to see “northern lights” and the Van Allen radiation belts would probably vanish.