Southern Hemosphere Vines (Hemisphere)

Michael L Roginsky d_micro at ix.netcom.com
Wed Dec 25 16:18:51 EST 1996


In <32BF04EF.C6C at netcomuk.co.uk> John Robinson <jsr2 at netcomuk.co.uk>
writes: 
>
>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           
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>> } >-----------------------------------------------------------------
>> } 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
Right you are John......MAD.SCIENTIST.Micro d_micro at ix.netcom.com



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