Southern Hemosphere Vines (Hemisphere)

Michael L Roginsky d_micro at ix.netcom.com
Wed Dec 25 16:31:14 EST 1996


In <32c126ed.2977548 at news-s01.ny.us.ibm.net> drooney at ibm.net (Derrick
Rooney) writes: 
>
>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.

HO,Ho,Ho, and a bottle of rum! MAD.Micro



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