Did The Indian Ocean Tsunami Affect The Earth's Rotation?

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Did The Indian Ocean Tsunami Affect The Earth's Rotation?

Post by Udon Map » January 7, 2018, 6:05 am

The answer is a very clear sort of. The key is to know that the earth's axis moves a bit constantly because the earth isn't a perfect sphere. And, like an unbalanced tire, the earth wobbles in its rotation. Here are two articles with an interesting (to me, at least) discussion:

Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... ke-that-s/

University of Wisconsin: https://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/PLATETEC/RotationQk2004.HTM

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Re: Did The Indian Ocean Tsunami Affect The Earth's Rotation?

Post by fantom » January 7, 2018, 4:55 pm

Interesting, but I still think it is all those wind farms that are slowing the planet's rotation

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Re: Did The Indian Ocean Tsunami Affect The Earth's Rotation?

Post by Barney » January 7, 2018, 6:32 pm

No problem with the rotation according to the flat earth brigade.
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Re: Did The Indian Ocean Tsunami Affect The Earth's Rotation?

Post by wazza » January 7, 2018, 7:31 pm

Letter in the Scottish media last week

" I can understand when the wind blows and these wind machines generate power - but when the wind blows the other way, surely it sucks the power out of the grid. People Like Prof Brian Cox get research grants and miss this " or words to that affect

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Re: Did The Indian Ocean Tsunami Affect The Earth's Rotation?

Post by Brian Davis » January 8, 2018, 10:25 am

The cause of any wobbling might, of course, be attributable to a few too many at the local. :-k

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