Talk:Land and water hemispheres

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Merge[edit]

I boldly merged the articles Water hemisphere and Land hemisphere as they were essentially talking about the same topic. --LukeSurl t c 18:01, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

That 7/8 figure generates a discrepancy[edit]

The 'land hemisphere' if it contained exactly 7/8 of the land surface (87.5%) works out to 51% land. (130 000 000 km2) But the included comment is that it is still more than 50% water, which suggests that it is closer to 85% of the total land than 87.5%. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.73.22.113 (talk) 13:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

I believe it's a rounding issue, the figures of eighths are only approximate (the text actually says "just under seven-eighths"). Would need to check source to be sure, but I reckon very few people will be able to access the full text of that paper for free.--LukeSurl t c 14:57, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Population hemisphere[edit]

I was interested in the concept of, the hemisphere of the Earth that contains the highest population. I thought it would have have been called population hemisphere if anything. I couldn't find any on Wikipedia about it, but after searching the web, I found this page. That page calls it the human hemisphere, and it's very similar in position to the land hemisphere as one would expect, but not exactly aligned. The centre of this hemisphere contains 92.9% of the world population and is centred on western Switzerland. I thought I would share it here in case anyone else was curious, as I looked here first hoping to find something on this. Someone could use this or other sources to start an article on it if they wanted, it's mildly interesting but not very notable, but then again it's about the same level of notability as land and water hemisphere so, maybe?  Carlwev  11:59, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi Carlwev. Talk:Hemispheres_of_the_Earth would probably be a better location for this discussion. Ultimately, having an article on this topic would depend on whether there were multiple decent sources discussing the concept. --LukeSurl t c 15:06, 12 December 2016 (UTC)
Carlwev: I've added human hemisphere info into this article. It's coincidence with the Land hemisphere is interesting. Thank you for finding this. --LukeSurl t c 16:13, 12 December 2016 (UTC)