Why does water spin in different directions at different parts of the world?

  • Thread starter Jack
  • Start date
108
0
Why does water spin in different directions at different parts of the world?

Also, which way does it spin on the equator?
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Janus

Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Insights Author
Gold Member
3,393
1,066
Re: Water

Originally posted by Jack
Why does water spin in different directions at different parts of the world?


If you are talking about the idea that water going down a drain in the Northern Hemisphere spins one direction and water the the Southern Hemisphere in the Other, It doesn't.

The Idea come from the fact that hurricanes follow this pattern. The reason for this behavior is The Coroilis effect.

The Coroilis effect is caused by the fact that the Earth is spinning and shaped like a sphere.


Also, which way does it spin on the equator?
check out the following links:
http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/Bad/BadCoriolis.html

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physi...al/bathtub.html [Broken]
 
Last edited by a moderator:
26
0
Re: Re: Water

Originally posted by Janus
If you are talking about the idea that water going down a drain in the Northern Hemisphere spins one direction and water the the Southern Hemisphere in the Other, It doesn't.

The Idea come from the fact that hurricanes follow this pattern. The reason for this behavior is The Coroilis effect.

The Coroilis effect is caused by the fact that the Earth is spinning and shaped like a sphere.






Oh, but in X-Files it does
 

Related Threads for: Why does water spin in different directions at different parts of the world?

Replies
4
Views
16K
Replies
7
Views
5K
Replies
43
Views
3K
Replies
1
Views
2K
Replies
2
Views
2K
Replies
2
Views
4K
Replies
1
Views
10K

Physics Forums Values

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving
Top