141) “The “Coriolis Effect” is often said to cause sinks and toilet bowls in the Northern Hemisphere to drain spinning in one direction while in the Southern Hemisphere causing them to spin the opposite way, thus providing proof of the spinning ball-Earth. Once again, however, just like Foucault’s Pendulums spinning either which way, sinks and toilets in the Northern and Southern hemispheres do not consistently spin in any one direction! Sinks and toilets in the very same household are often found to spin opposite directions, depending entirely upon the shape of the basin and the angle of the water’s entry, not the supposed rotation of the Earth”
The coriolis effect is fatal for flat earthism.
Not in sinks and toilets, though. In the weather system.
Large storms rotate anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise south of the equator! reliably, unlike sinks and toilets!.
What is the coriolis force?
Snipers have to take coriolis into account.
So snipers know that coriolis is a deadly to flat earth nonsense as their bullets can be to humans.
...and Foucaults Pendulum
The coriolis effect has some relevance to Dubay’s earlier claims about planes flying east and west, but he didn’t mention it because the coriolis effect is very, very bad for flat earth claims. He wouldn’t want to mention it until he had to.
The coriolis effect is the reason why storms and hurricane rotate in opposite directions in the northern and southern hemisphere (watch the animation in the first Youtube video linked above, or the second one). Of course, this shouldn’t happen on a flat, stationary disk Earth.
Still, he couldn’t avoid it completely, so he fudges. Notice that he doesn’t mention huge storms, only the much tinier effect on water draining down a plughole. That’s because a little water in a sink or bath is more easily diverted by swirling it in the opposite direction to its normal spiral. So he can point out the easily understood exceptions and pretend that they invalidate the effect. Hurricanes and typhoons don’t offer this get-out, so he keeps quiet about them.
Here’s a bit more on sinks and coriolis, showing why Dubay is trying to divert attention from a huge problem for his world-view, by talking about washbasins but not storms or the measurable effects of the Earth’s rotation on the whole atmosphere.
“Is it possible to detect the Earth’s rotation in a draining sink?
Yes, but it is very difficult. Because the Coriolis force is so small, one must go to extraordinary lengths to detect it. But, it has been done. You cannot use an ordinary sink for it lacks the requisite circular symmetry: its oval shape and off-center drain render any results suspect. Those who have succeeded used a smooth pan of about one meter in diameter with a very small hole in the center. A stopper (which could be removed from below so as to not introduce any spurious motion) blocked the hole while the pan was being filled with water. The water was then allowed to sit undisturbed for perhaps a week to let all of the motion die out which was introduced during filling. Then, the stopper was removed (from below). Because the hole was very small, the pan drained slowly indeed. This was necessary, because it takes hours before the tiny Coriolis force could develop sufficient deviation in the draining water for it to produce a circular flow. With these procedures, it was found that the rotation was always cyclonic.”
For more on aircraft and coriolis see this:
From http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/Bad/BadCoriolis.html accessed 15.02/2015If you are still not convinced that coriolis is deadly to flat earth claims, how about this:
14. Coriolis Effect. There would have to be an awful lot of confused experts.
FIELD ARTILLERY, VOL 6, BALLISTICS AND AMMUNITION http://www.uscrow.org/downloads/Ammunition-Guides/Ballistics-and-Ammunition.pdf"The next important factor in drift is *Coriolis acceleration.* ... It would be present if the projectile were fired in a vacuum. It does, however, depend on the latitude and gearing of the gun and on its range. Its effect is opposite north and south of the equator. For long range guns it is sometimes almost as great as the gyroscopic effect.
Marine Corps Manual- Field Artillery Manual Cannon Gunnery- "Deviations From Standard Conditions. - *Rotation of the earth."* http://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/docs/fm6-40-ch3.htm
*Modern Exterior Ballistics* (McCoy, Robert ) _a comprehensive text covering the basic free flight dynamics of symmetric projectiles._
Coriolis effect of a 7.62mm Ball M80 Bullet.500 yards - .6 inches1000 yards - 2.8 in1500 yards - 7.6 in2000 yards - 15.9 in
"The basic principles of ballistic science are developed from a comprehensive definition of the aerodynamic forces that control the flight dynamics of symmetric projectiles. The author carefully starts with the basic vacuum point mass trajectory, adds the effects of drag, discusses the action of winds, simple flat fire approximations, *Coriolis effects* and concludes with the classic modified point mass trajectories."http://riflemansjournal.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-review-modern-exterior-ballistics.html
The Paris Gun - "The distance was so far that the Coriolis effect — the *rotation of the Earth* — was substantial enough to affect trajectory calculations." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Gun
INS for Guided Missile Systems - http://techdigest.jhuapl.edu/TD/td2804/Bezick.pdf Pg 2 "Moreover,the desired navigation solution typically is formed relative to a second, *rotating Earth-centered* Earth-fixed (ECEF) coordinate frame, (ie, je, ke), having angular velocity ie, relative to the inertial frame. If the position vector of the missile, r, over the Earth’s surface is desired (latitude, longitude, and altitude), then a model for the ellipsoidal shape of the Earth’s surface must be used.
Nat Geo Encyclopedia on Coriolis- "Military aircraft and missile-control technology must calculate the *Coriolis effect* for similar reasons. The target of an air raid could be missed entirely, and innocent people and civilian structures could be damaged. " http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/coriolis-effect/?ar_a=1
From Principles of Guided Missiles and Nuclear Weapons - "The CORIOLIS FORCE must also be compensated for. It is *caused by the earth's rotation,* and tends to deflect a missile to the right in the northern hemisphere, and to the left in the southern hemisphere." http://archive.hnsa.org/doc/missile/index.htm "The amount of deviation produced by the *coriolis force* depends on the latitude, length, and direction of the missile flight. "
Arms Guide, "Coriolis effect affects everything not firmly attached to the Earth’s surface." , "the vertical component of the trajectory is called Eötvös Effect. " - http://thearmsguide.com/5329/external-ballistics-the-coriolis-effect-6-theory-section/
Long Range Shooters "Coriolis makes the projectile appear to curve" - http://longrangeshooter.com/2008/05/coriolis-effect/
Applied Ballistics, "There are horizontal and vertical components to Coriolis acceleration." -http://www.appliedballisticsllc.com/spindrift.html
Ballistics calculators that incorporate coriolis must be wrong? - at JBM,http://www.jbmballistics.com/ballistics/calculators/calculators.shtml
Gunwerks, lang range ballistics manufacturer and instruction (in my video)- http://www.gunwerks.com/Long-Range-University/Videos/Long-Range-Ballistics-Videos
An airplane's Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) "must continually correct for a plane's tendency to drift off course because of _Earth's rotational acceleration,_ a consequence of the so-called _Coriolis force."_ From *Inertial Navigation And Flight* - http://science.jrank.org/pages/3581/Inertial-Guidance-Inertial-navigation-flight.html
From Newton's Laws Applied to Navigation - "A firm understanding of four concepts is required to obtain (velocity) from Newton's Laws: gravity, attitude, Earth-referenced velocity and the _Coriolis theorem."_ https://books.google.com/books?id=44aF0_rp49AC&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=inertial+navigation+system+earth+coriolis&source=bl&ots=KHhbZgZryX&sig=jMWsrDOhIoQK0z2K-orFs5C3lkM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CEgQ6AEwB2oVChMIk-C5qq-ExgIVTFuICh1PogAv#v=onepage&q=inertial navigation system earth coriolis&f=false
And from Institude of Flight System Dynamics - "In a sequential process of levelling and gyro compassing the initial orientation could be derived, when the Earth’s rate of _rotation_ can be sufficiently resolved..."http://www.fsd.mw.tum.de/research/sensors-data-fusion-and-navigation/inertial-navigation/
----------------------------------------------------------------METEOROLOGY and CORIOLIS:
Wind patterns have _everything_ to do with coriolis effect, illustrated here- https://youtu.be/RT6WwNmDfEQ?t=396 Flat Earth theory has no explanation for trade winds, westerlies and easterlies-http://www.weatherwizkids.com/globalcirculation.gif
http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/reports/wxfacts/Coriolis-effect.htm" In meteorology, the horizontal component of the Coriolis force is of primary importance, "
American Meteorological Society- "The Coriolis force is defined as always acting perpendicular to the direction of motion; to the right in the Northern Hemisphere to explain rightward turning, and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere to describe leftward turning. It is all necessary *because Earth turns!"*
Hong Kong Observatory- "The apparent deflection of a moving air mass caused by the Earth's rotation is called the Coriolis effect." http://www.hko.gov.hk/education/edu01met/wxphe/ele_geostrophicwind_e.htm
Meteorology. By Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences University of Wisconsin-Madison -"... in the midlatitudes, the Coriolis force is strong; thishas important implications for how we understand midlatitude weather." https://books.google.com/books?id=qWcrAQAAQBAJ&pg=PA186&lpg=PA186&dq=meteorology+coriolis&source=bl&ots=ZRA5-OutaD&sig=e6LQaXe049HYslMLDnHH2jhwqoU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2n-PVYi3JMOoogSy_ofICA&ved=0CEEQ6AEwCDgK#v=onepage&q=meteorology coriolis&f=false
Univ of Illinois- "As air moves from high to low pressure in the northern hemisphere, it is deflected to the right by the Coriolis force. " http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/fw/crls.rxml
----------------------------------------------------------------OCEANOGRAPHY and CORIOLIS:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_oceanography#Coriolis_effect
"Each successive layer of water underneath is effected further by the Coriolis effect (but the foward movement of water is less) creating an Ekman spiral"http://science.kennesaw.edu/~jdirnber/oceanography/LecuturesOceanogr/LecCurrents/LecCurrents.html"Winds drive surface currents in the ocean, and these currents are effected by the Coriolis effect. "
A Laboratory Demonstration of Coriolis Effects on Wind-Driven ocean currents-http://www.tos.org/oceanography/archive/21-2_beesley.pdf
Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science - https://books.google.com/books?id=Bjx-BAAAQBAJ&pg=PT257&lpg=PT257&dq=coriolis+effect+oceanography&source=bl&ots=TDsHYsixbT&sig=RoJW3JzYyq8suS0-vDzN_9sZd2s&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8IKPVYinDY35oAS_8YZg&ved=0CDQQ6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q=coriolis effect oceanography&f=false
geostrophic ("Earth turning") currents.http://www.britannica.com/science/ocean-current/Geostrophic-currents "On a nonrotating Earth, water would be accelerated by a horizontal pressure gradient and would flow from high to low pressure. On the rotating Earth, however, the Coriolis force deflects the motion,"
Ocean in Motion: Geostrophic Flow Background-"A balance develops between the Coriolis force and the force arising from the horizontal water pressure gradient such that surface currents flow parallel to the contours of elevation of sea level. This current is known as geostrophic flow."http://oceanmotion.org/html/background/geostrophic-flow.htm
Coriolis and Ekman Transport, Penn State Dept of Geosciences, https://www.e-education.psu.edu/earth540/content/c4_p3.html
TX A & M Univ- Geostrophic Equations- http://oceanworld.tamu.edu/resources/ocng_textbook/chapter10/chapter10_02.htmCornell Univ- http://www.geo.cornell.edu/ocean/p_ocean/ppt_notes/15_GeostrophicCurrents.pdf "The force balance is between the centripetal force and Coriolis force"Early Astronomer Described Coriolis Effect Centuries Before Coriolishttp://www.technologyreview.com/vie...ed-coriolis-effect-centuries-before-coriolis/
-----------------------------------------------------------------CORIOLIS EFFECT ON SATELLITES:Explaining the Coriolis Effect on the Tethered Satellitehttp://www.nasa.gov/audience/foredu...istbytype/Explaining_the_Coriolis_Effect.html
Orbital mechanics- http://physics.info/orbital-mechanics-1/
"Objects orbiting around L4 and L5 are stable because the Coriolis force keeps them spinning around the Lagrange point."
https://www.metabunk.org/debunked-the-flat-earth-theory-14-ways-the-flat-earth-theory-is-false.t7148/ accessed 4 April 2016