Southern Hemosphere Vines (Hemisphere)

Michael L Roginsky d_micro at
Tue Dec 31 15:51:29 EST 1996

In <32c51d37.1529166 at> gdwill at (Garry
Williams) writes: 
>d_micro at 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
>>>direction (I think it's counterclockwise in this Northern
>>>I'll have to look again).?
>>>-Amy K.
>>Amy......just look at your satelite picture of a weather
>>the northern hemisphere it winds couter-clockwise (looking at the
>>In the southern hemisphere the rotation is clockwise per the
>>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 or
> gdwill at

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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