Re: Tidal Waves

From: Weatherlawyer (weathe...)

On Saturday, 9 October 2010 at 13:38:23 UTC+1, Weatherlawyer wrote:
> I've been looking at the causes for these and can't seem to get the
> stuff to gel.
> The basic problem is the behaviour of waves in general. There is now
> way for them to keep their enegies undivided. They have to obey an
> inverse square law as the circle of force expands. And there is
> another thing caused by pressure:
> On the surface a floating object desribes a perfect circle in captured
> rotation, that is the object moves foreward as it rises and then
> backwards as it drops off a wave.
> Just under the surface, the object would desribe an elipse.
> Deeper down it would be a very marked elongation.
> And finally, near the floor the movement would be just plain "back and
> forth" (or forth and back rather.)
> Obviously I am at fault.
> Or not as the case is, most likely.
> A similar phenomenon dogs the NCAR explanation of the atmosphere as
> given by the Encyclopaedia Britannica. No takers there either. No
> Department of Meteorology is going to take them on, I fear.
> So it's down to me then, I take it.
> And I will I suppose.
> Ho hum.
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Tidal Waves... by Weatherlawyer on Oct 9th 2010, 12:38