Weather

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Weather
« on: December 28, 2019, 07:15:21 PM »
I was reading the FAQs and noticed a short blurb about weather.  It mentioned local weather causes, like adiabatic effects and differential heating.  But it also mentioned that the prevailing wind flows from west to east, with no further explanation or discussion.  That seems like something which demands an explanation. 

First, I am sorry the author has never experienced the delights found in the tropics.  Because in the tropics, the prevailing winds are called the Trade Winds and they tend to blow east to west, not west to east.  But I digress.  The question is, why?  Well, look in your toilet bowl and flush.  See the winds in the temperate zones are trying to flow toward the poles, because of the differential heating and air pressure.  The winds in the tropics want to flow toward the equator for the same reason.  But the spinning of the spherical earth adds in the Coriolis effect.  This is another of those fun things that you can see with your own eyes, in the smoke rising from your joint to the stuff spinning down the drain in your toilet.  Dust devils, cyclones of all their various names, oceanic whirlpools...  none would exist on a flat earth.

Re: Weather
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2019, 12:14:54 AM »
Toilet bowls are governed by the bowls and water inflow, not the rotation of Earth.
The scale is far too small.