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Hypothesis about the tides.

I propose to the reader a series of my writings concerning my hypothesis that also the tides are due to cumulative-dissipative processes.

Preferably, they are to be read in the order given below.

The prologue - Cumulative-dissipative processes and Tides..

About the tides, in brief (itinerary 2.1).

Inconsistencies in current tidal theory (itinerary 2.5)

Index tides (itineraries 2.2; 2.3; 2.4; 2.6; 2.7).


The prologue - Cumulative-dissipative processes and Tides.

In order to resolve the many inconsistencies of the current theory on the causes of the tides, I propose the hypothesis that they are due to cumulative-dissipative processes, as happens in seeds.

Based on this hypothesis, the tides are here understood as a process of expansion and contraction of water, activated by the movement with respect to the Moon and Sun, and therefore, unlike the current theory, not due to their attraction.

Directing the attention to water.

In the first part of the site, I presented the results of my research on seeds, how it is possible to increase harvests, by exploiting the cumulative-dissipative cycle, thanks to which they can remain germinable over time.

In this second part of the website, I instead direct my attention to water, which, like seeds, is at the top of what makes life possible on our planet.

Following my observations, partly recorded in photos and videos - in particular in the Lusenzo lagoon, part of the Venice lagoon, as we will see - I arrived at the hypothesis that water also makes use of the cumulative-dissipative cycle, in order to keep entropy level low.

It too would make use of movement with respect to other matter, at critical angular velocities, as seeds do.

Among the inconsistencies.

Among the inconsistencies of the current theory, there is that of using two very different physics formulas for attraction: one for the vertical component, where the distance from the attractive body is squared, and one for the horizontal component, where the distance is cubed.

Thus, they say, if in the vertical components it is the Sun which attracts the waters of our seas on average 178 times more than the Moon does, in the horizontal components it would be the Moon that attracts them on average 2.17 times more than the Sun does.

So, they argue that the horizontal components are the cause of the tides, and that these act by attracting the surface waters of seas and oceans towards the west.

Three objections.

#1 – Tides do not run west.

As can be seen from the following NASA video, there are numerous tidal waves. Each moves, not wesrward, but within its own tidal basin, and around its own amphidromic point, specific to each basin. Counter-clockwise, if in the northern hemisphere; clockwise, if in the southern hemisphere.

video by NASA /PO.DAAC

#2 – Horizontal component of the attraction.

Applying the normal attraction formula, this decreases as the distance squared, the Earth attracts the waters of its oceans nine million times more than what the Moon does.

Even if we resort to the expedient of considering the horizontal component of the Moon's attraction - cubing the value of the distance, placed in the denominator - it would still be negligible compared to the attraction that the Earth exerts on its waters.

#3 - Tidal frequencies.

Among the facts to consider, there is that the tides do not only have a bi-diurnal frequency, but also a diurnal frequency. A fact which completely excludes the attraction of the Moon and the Sun as a cause (on the topic see page 2.4.8).

About this, the hypothesis remains open that the different frequency of the tides may be due to the different strength of the local magnetic field, different in the various tidal basins.


Seven itineraries.

This study on tides is spread across seven itineraries.

About the tides, in brief (itinerary 2.1).

Inconsistencies in current tidal theory (itinerary 2.5)

Index tides (itineraries 2.1; 2.2; 2.3; 2.4; 2.5; 2.6; 2.7).