Sausages

Your mileage WILL vary. …

Originally posted by from something I posted on someone else's blog:

A lot of my ideas originally were based on the phases of the moon. When the North Atlantic cycle called the North Atlantic Oscillation is negative, Low pressures are very close to high pressure at sea level.

They have been that way for months it seems.

Ordinarily they indicate tornadoes but everything even the classical meteorology of the Met Offices were screwed up because the Chilean quake was pending. Even now, weeks later, things are still not over.

But when things are in the positive phase (a +NAO) from the times of the phases of the moon you can get a good idea what sort of weather to expect.

Things that throw it off can be forecast. Stuff like tornadoes and earthquakes.

I never saw any of this recent stuff coming. Not Japan not Chile. But the distinctions between High and Low pressure areas on a North Atlantic weather chart show potential earthquake activity quite well.

You see, Low pressure areas NEVER run into High pressure areas. How can they? They are formed by sonic waves. You see waves of crests and troughs in the sea. Why don't they just level out? What keeps them apart?

A cup of water on a vibrating machine shows the same effect. Standing waves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWm1PZOBpeQ&feature=related

Watching the waves flow over a sea or lake, it seems physics is being thwarted, yet it is such a common sight nobody questions it. According to Newton, the water should fall back due to gravity as soon as a force countermanding gravity stops acting on it.

How does a stone dropped in a pond produce iso seismic type waves? Why not one equal and opposite wave?

A swell many feet high can travel oceans wide. How? That's impossible even for tidal waves.

The earth pulls 81 times more powerfully than the moon does. And that's not counting proximity. Just mass for mass. Gravity function for gravity function.

Even the Apollo space-craft were almost there before the moon took over pulling them. 2 days out I think. A week to 11 days or so from earth. I can't remember exactly.

{Put it another way: To raise a tide, the moon has to "effect" a force 81 times that of the earth's; plus the weight of the water lifted.}

So it is going to pick up a tiddly piece of water and join the dots into a crest? And throw the wave over half a planet? Why a long line across a shoreline? Why not a cylinder or cone?

No way!
Not without raising much denser materials much further.
The more mass an object has, the more gravitational attraction it has; no?

I'm going to have to save this to my own blog. I am so interesting even I wonder what I am going to say next. I can't wait.

OK so how does the moon affect the earth?

Virtually all the colleges that pay towards the NCAR utility in Colorado, house very good weather maps archived somewhere or another. (I will post some links later.)

Couple them with the NEIC lists and look for earthquakes in the west of North America.

Couple all that with the British Met office's North Atlantic weather chart.

Now you need a globe and a pair of divides. Or a card cur out to fit over the globe and reveal places 80 degrees apart.

This will show the links between these ostensibly separate items.

Low pressure goes around the globe in each hemisphere in a equator to pole motion that appears to flow 45 degrees or so. Sometimes the lows divert and sometimes they backtrack. And eventually they come back again I am pretty sure.

It's also easy to see that these things are linked to the tides. But I don't know how.

In a negative oscillation (In Britain) wet weather follws a lunar phase timed at 1 or 7 o'clock. In California and parts of Australia the opposite weather patterns occur.

With the phases at 5 and 11 o'clock we get good weather and your Californian or Australian Bush Fire will get soaked. SantaAnas always seem to end with a downpour and follow such a pattern of phases.

But we have had some flaccid systems here. Just off the North Atlantic chart Madeira broke the spell. Also some stuff in the Mediterranean didn't show up in time for me to see it.

The Met Office stuff was all to hell and gone for weeks and weeks. Then the Japanese got a major quake. A few hours later Chile. A few weeks earlier we were all watching Haiti.

I should have seen it coming but I wasn't paying much attention. I never look at the TV weather slots these days and didn't pick up on what they were saying on my favourite newsgroup:
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/uk.sci.weather/topics

Ah well.

That's enough for now.

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3 thoughts on “Sausages

  1. So how might acoustic waves be linked?

    Note the nodes and antinodes about half way through. The teacher then goes on to show how a change in the frequency changes the way the system operates.I don't know how the time of the phase of the moon installs a sound in the earth but it's pretty obvious that that is what is happening. Certainly the way that different hot-spots are linked by angular distance points it all out.

  2. The intensity of the system does not affect distances. They are always about 80 degrees apart.The earth spins three times 80 degrees in a day but the wave isn't waiting for that. Which is about the farthest I have got with that aspect.How do the north and southern hemispheres relate to each other?The lumps and bumps such as they are in the southern half are nowhere near the quantity or quality of those in the north.So how do things go when a major storm appears in the southern side? Surely there must be a similar effect up north? The cause is the same so the north must get more and worse.Or does it work somehow else?

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