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How the Moon really creates tides.

 

It’s general knowledge that the moon causes tides as a result of its gravitational forces on the oceans. The general idea is correct but far from the truth.

To help me explain I first need to explain a few things.

I’m out on the road and my car breaks down. Fortunately a good Samaritan stops and offers to help. We attach a tow rope to both his and my vehicle. When the towing vehicle pulls of my vehicle initially remains motionless since this particular rope is partly elastic and first needs to absorb all of the stretch. It’s only once this elasticity has been overcome that my car starts to follow suite.

Its general knowledge that earths atmosphere consists of different layers called the exosphere, thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, and troposphere.

These layers can be compared to a towrope made up of five lengths of different types of ropes, each consisting of different elastic properties.

These layers consists of gasses like

Nitrogen (N2) 78.084%

Oxygen (O2) 20.946%

Argon (Ar) 0.934%

Carbon dioxide (CO2) 0.0383 %

Neon (Ne) 0.001818 %

Helium (He) 0.000524 %

Methane (CH4) 0.0001745 %

Krypton (Kr) 0.000114%

Hydrogen (H2) 0.000055 %

There is also a varying amount of water vapor, depending on the altitude and conditions where it is measured.

 

It’s like an ocean of gases covering our planet and exerting a pressure force on us, especially over the oceans covering about 70% of the earth’s surface. Let’s for a moment ignore the fact that without a pressurize atmosphere the oceans would simply boil away. If we could ignore this fact and remove the atmosphere then the moons gravitational forces would have no effect on the oceans, not even minutely.

 

The fact of the matter is that it’s the atmospheric layers which are acting like a tow rope but more in the sense of a diaphragm. The gravitational forces of the moon most certainly exerts a force on all these gases in the atmosphere which in turn reduces pressure by acting as a diaphragm pulling away from the planet causing a vacuum effect. It works on the same principal as a suction cup on your car’s windscreen which you attach your navigational system. Put a suction cup on your arm and pull it across your skin. The hump caused by this suction will move along with the motion of the suction cup.

Do I really need to say more?

As such I would like to make only one comment relating to global warming. With an ever increase in carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere it’s attributing to the strength of the atmospheric diaphragm which can now exert a much greater pulling force on the oceans and everything else. Once again, need I say more?

So Yes! Size does matter, especially when it concerns our atmospheric diaphragm. With holes in various parts of the ozone layers the strength of the atmospheric diaphragm will act in different strengths and ways on different parts of the world.