A paper from the University of Bristol that performs some climate simulations on the Middle Earth of J.R.R. Tolkein to illustrate how climate models work. (pdf) Not long and a nice non-technical introduction.
A version for elves is offered, but it just uses a faux-elvish font (Tengwar or something like it) rather than a translation to Quenya or one of its variants. (which would have been very difficult requiring an extention of the language).
The Climate of Middle Earth
Radagast the Brown1,2
1Rhosgobel, nr. Carrock, Mirkwood, Middle Earth.
2The Cabot Institute, University of Bristol, UK.
Correspondence to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract. In this paper, I present and discuss results from a climate model simulation of the ‘Middle Earth’ of elves, dwarves, and hobbits (and not forgetting wizards such as myself). These are put into context by also presenting simulations of the climate of the ‘Modern Earth’ of humans, and of the ‘Dinosaur Earth’, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth 65 million years ago.
Several aspects of the Middle Earth simulation are discussed, including the importance of prevailing wind drection for elvish sailing boats, the effect of heat and drought on the vegetation of Mordor, and the rainshadow effects of the Misty Mountains. I also identify those places in the Modern Earth which have the most similar climate to the regions of The Shire and Mordor.
The importance of assessing ‘climate sensitivity’ (the re- sponse of the Earth to a doubling of atmospheric carbon diox- ide concentrations) is discussed, including the utility of mod- elling and reconstructing past climate change over timescales of millions of years. I also discuss the role of the Intergov- ernmental/Interkingdom Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in assessing climate change, and the responsibilities placed on policymakers.