Southern Hemosphere Vines (Hemisphere)

Michael L Roginsky d_micro at ix.netcom.com
Tue Dec 31 15:51:29 EST 1996


In <32c51d37.1529166 at news.earthlink.net> gdwill at earthlink.net (Garry
Williams) writes: 
>
>d_micro at ix.netcom.com(Michael L Roginsky ) wrote:
>
>>In <Pine.SUN.3.91.961226125514.24649B-100000 at kira> Amy Knutson
>><aknutson at PEAK.ORG> writes: 
>>>
>>>Is this effect the reason that trees also grow around in a
particular 
>>>direction (I think it's counterclockwise in this Northern
Hemisphere; 
>>>I'll have to look again).?
>>>-Amy K.
>>>
>>Amy......just look at your satelite picture of a weather system...in
>>the northern hemisphere it winds couter-clockwise (looking at the
top).
>>In the southern hemisphere the rotation is clockwise per the
suggested
>>example......That's the way it is! MAD.SCIENTIST.Micro
>>
>
>However, as another poster noted, many vining plants have their
>direction of growth determined genetically, rather than by Coriolis
>effect. Plants are organized differently than draining water or
>spinning weather systems, something to keep in mind when formulating
>theories about their behavior... ;-)
>
>
>--
>Garry Williams
> gdwill at earthlink.net or
> gdwill at william.salzo.cary.nc.us
> http://home.earthlink.net/~gdwill/ 

Sorry to disappoint you Garry. Just as ocean tides respond to the
gravity of the moon, vines cling around trees in the direction of the
Coryollis force. This is a reaction to our own spin. MAD.Micro, PE.



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