Hurricanes and earthquakes -or not, as the case might be.

This something I just replied to an e-mail over …

I like the idea of a quorum of interested people to sort out any of the factors in earthquake prediction.

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That is supposed to be what Usenet is about; unfortunately it is prone to trolls and idiots who think they are wiser than the rest of us.
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I think it can often take more than one or two things to start a quake, and it's a puzzle to figure out.

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I don’t think it is hurricanes, that’s for sure.
Whatever causes it is likely to be subterranean not atmospheric.
But most likely both are caused by the disposition of the moon.
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I collected weather records from the Library at the University of Idaho and also the University of Alaska (Weather magazines), the National Weather Service, and the Climate Center in Asheville, N.Carolina. I also had access to polar satellite photos that were taken every hour. I don't know where you're at, but I'm sure you can find a friend or two at the weather center closest to where you live. Most scientists are glad to help someone with a mutual interest.

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Not.
I live in Britain and the Met Office is governed by a Thatcherite clause that the user must pay.
Twice.

Fair play to the people who work for them they don’t set the rules and they don’t have time to teach amateurs.
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"The Rossby planetary gravity waves in the atmosphere have a variety of periods and amplitudes. The so-called "five day" wave actually has a period of 6 to 7 days.

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This is the result of hysteresis in the astronometry of the earth moon and sun. When the inertia of the system is forced to play catch-up a lot of uncalled for things happen.
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The wave has been associated with the transfer of excess tropical heat energy to more northern latitudes, which is also what hurricanes do.

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Do yourself a favour and find out more about that ideal as given by the NCAR experts to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. It is absolute nonsense.
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It doesn't necessarily mean that the "five day" wave will always produce more, or stronger hurricanes.

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Actually the five day wave is a theory that applies to regional phenomena such as the African Wave or any Oceanic or Continental area that has a settled spell.

A spell is usually governed by a phase, more explicitly the time of the phase but containing other tidal constants such as apse and decline.
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Even if one starts with the assumption that hurricanes will produce earthquakes, which they most certainly can…

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I used to think that. I saw an increase in the number of Mag 6’s in a cycle I eventually related to the end of a tropical storm.
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It is a weak link to attempt to use the "five day" wave pattern as a prediction input for earthquakes.

One can always find some combination of events to make a case that they are causal to another event, such as an earthquake. Often, the linkage turns out to be very, very low probability, especially with a small historical data base. Interesting stuff, though.."

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Such weaknesses in the physics usually imply failure of the theory but often the case is just a missed step.

Such a missed step is apparent in tidal theory if you apply a little logic you will see it for yourself. It is surprising that few do actually see such though.

But explains the failure of most earth science predictions and beliefs.

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