Southern Hemosphere Vines

Derrick Rooney drooney at ibm.net
Tue Dec 24 18:02:03 EST 1996


On Mon, 23 Dec 1996 14:17:19 -0800, John Robinson
<jsr2 at netcomuk.co.uk> wrote:

>m.lee wrote:
>> 
>> Michael L Roginsky (d_micro at ix.netcom.com) wrote:
>> } In <32BAC1C5.359B at internetnorth.com.au> Andrew Sinclair
>> } <andrews at internetnorth.com.au> writes:
>> } >
>> } >It has been observed that in out area vines grow clockwise up trees.
>> } Is
>> } >this the same in other parts of Australia or do they grow
>> } ant-clockwise
>> } >in the Northern Hemisphere? CAn someone from there check and tell us?
>> } >-----------------------------------------------------------------
>> } >Andrew Sinclair           andrews at internetnorth.com.au
>> } >WebMaster         Internet North Pty Ltd Ph 070 33 23 11
>> } >Ph 018 793 589            http://www.internetnorth.com.au/andrews/
>> } >-----------------------------------------------------------------
>> } This one I qualify to answer. Because of the earth's rotation a
>> } secondary effect force (secondary only because is small in flight
>> } computations) called Coryollis effect causes the vortex caused by
>> } draining a sink or tub to turn "counterclockwise" - looking down on it
>> } in the northern hemisphere. Vines will do the same around trees. Of
>> } course as an engineer I use my right hand fist with the thumb up as the
>> } direction of the twist looking from bottom up. Likewise the effect is
>> } reversed in the southern hemisphere, or thumb down in my analogy. I was
>> } born and raised 1/2 degree south of the equator and the vines grew as I
>> } stated. Also did the water vortex on the sink. Cheers...-:) MAD.Micro
>> 
>> It was my observation in the island nations of the South Pacific that the
>> direction of the drain vortex was more a function of the fixture.
>> 
>> ml
>Yup, you can determine the direction the vortex will take by simply
>swirling the water with your hand!
>
>John

Mine goes round the corner better with the wheels off.



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