Tides and the Celestial Foxtrot

Tides and the Celestial Foxtrot

Continuing the reverse engineering of Tidal Theory from the Tide Tables for Cristobal [Colón, Panama 9° 21′ 26″ N 79° 53′ 55″ W] in the Caribbean Sea provides further surprising insights.

Cristobal Tide Tables

The first step in the analysis is to identify the Right Hand Side Tides [high and low tide data points] that occur during the 12 hour period that runs from 12:00 midday thru 00:00 midnight [local time].

Clearly, the Ambient Force that causes Tides on the Right Hand Side of the Earth [as you look from the Sun] is asymmetrical through the year.

Generally, the Ambient Force is [predominantly] pushing the Right Hand Side Tides below the datum [outer green ring] in February, March and April.

Conversely, the Ambient Force is [predominantly] pulling the Right Hand Side Tides above the datum [outer green ring] in August, September and October.

Cristobal - Right Hand Side

The second step in the analysis is to identify the Left Hand Side Tides [high and low tide data points] that occur during the 12 hour period that runs from 00:00 midnight thru 12:00 midday [local time].

Clearly, the Ambient Force that causes Tides on the Left Hand Side of the Earth [as you look from the Sun] is asymmetrical through the year.

Generally, the Ambient Force is [predominantly] pushing the Left Hand Side Tides below the datum [outer green ring] in August, September and October.

Conversely, the Ambient Force is [predominantly] pulling the Left Hand Side Tides above the datum [outer green ring] in February, March and April.

Cristobal - Left Hand Side

Combining the Left Hand and Right Hand restores the usual visual symmetry of the Tides.

Cristobal - Left & Right Sides

However, the [apparent] visual symmetry is very misleading:

a) In February, March and April the Right Hand Side Push combines with the Left Hand Side Pull to accelerate the Earth as it orbits the Sun.

b) In August, September and October the Right Hand Side Pull combines with the Left Hand Side Push to slow the Earth as it orbits the Sun.

Seasons

Thus, the Ambient Force drives the Earth’s Tides and also drives the Earth’s orbit around the Sun.

This basic observation explains why the Earth’s orbit does not conserve angular momentum [by speeding up] in the months before perihelion in January and why the Earth’s orbit does not conserve angular momentum [by slowing down] in the months before aphelion in July.

The Wikipedia illustration [below] clearly demonstrates that the Earth’s orbit does not conserve angular moment.

The Earth travels slower during the September to March period [right hand side of the diagram] and therefore travels fewer orbital kilometres during this six month period.

The Earth travels faster during the March to September period [left hand side of the diagram] and therefore travels further during this six month period.

Wikipedia Seasons
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasons

Wikipedia is very eloquent about the conservation of angular momentum.

If a planet is found to rotate slower than expected, then astronomers suspect that the planet is accompanied by a satellite, because the total angular momentum is shared between the planet and its satellite in order to be conserved.

The conservation of angular momentum explains the angular acceleration of an ice skater as she brings her arms and legs close to the vertical axis of rotation. By bringing part of mass of her body closer to the axis she decreases her body’s moment of inertia. Because angular momentum is constant in the absence of external torques, the angular velocity (rotational speed) of the skater has to increase.

The same phenomenon results in extremely fast spin of compact stars (like white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes) when they are formed out of much larger and slower rotating stars (indeed, decreasing the size of object 104 times results in increase of its angular velocity by the factor 108).

The conservation of angular momentum in Earth–Moon system results in the transfer of angular momentum from Earth to Moon (due to tidal torque the Moon exerts on the Earth). This in turn results in the slowing down of the rotation rate of Earth (at about 42 ns/day), and in gradual increase of the radius of Moon’s orbit (at ~4.5 cm/year rate).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_angular_momentum#Conservation_of_angular_momentum

Unfortunately, Wikipedia simply ignores the basic observation that the Earth’s orbit does not conserve angular momentum. Instead, Wikipedia simply deflects and waffles on about “tidal torque” without having any real understanding of Tides or the Ambient Force.

Intriguingly, the Wikipedia statement that the Earth’s rotation rate is slowing down by “about 42 ns/day” implies that the Earth is still inflating [very slowly] and that the Earth is conserving momentum [as it slowly grows larger] by slowing its daily rate of rotation.

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One Response to Tides and the Celestial Foxtrot

  1. Craig M says:

    Quite interesting report – implies a very slow inflation also, not that anyone will be looking.

    Tamu Massif became inactive a few million years after it was formed and offers important clues about our planet: “It’s shape is different from any other sub-marine volcano found on Earth, and it’s very possible it can give us some clues about how massive volcanoes can form.” An immense amount of magma came from the centre, and this magma had to have come from the Earth’s mantle. So this is important information for geologists trying to understand how the Earth’s interior works.”

    http://ibtimes.co.uk/world-s-biggest-voclano-confirmed-scientists-tamu-504226.html

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