Tag Archives: Tides

Tides, Vectors, Scalars, Arctic Flushing, and Resonance

A brief look at why ignoring the direction of lunar tide forces is a bad idea, and why just looking at the size of the scalar portion is not the path to understanding. Continue reading

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Which Way What Water Wanders?

A brief survey of a few various maps of “Ocean Currents” leads me to think that we have a poor handle on where the ocean really flows, where currents start and end, and all the detail dynamics in between. Continue reading

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A Remarkable Lunar Paper and Numbers on Major Standstill

Times of Major Lunar Standstill are special. Very old data matters. The basic value of a computer simulation is to illustrate where our understanding is wrong so we can go back to that very old data and learn something new. It’s the Moon and Sun that matter most. Continue reading

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Arctic Standstill Tropical Saros

Are the polar weather cycles driven by the 18.6 year cycle of Lunar orbitals shifts? Are the poles marching to a N./S. tug from declination while the tropics are pulled by the alignment / eclipse Saros? In any case, the Moon looks to rule. Continue reading

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Why Weather has a 60 year Lunar beat

Why is there a nearly 60 year cycle in weather events, like the PDO flip? Perhaps due to a product of lunar cycles and earth rotation rate… Continue reading

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