渦…Corioli effect

昔、理科の先生が言ってた
「お味噌汁の湯気も、タバコの煙も一定の方向に渦を巻いて昇っていきます」
その現象の名前が知りたくて今日はちょっと調べた。
その答えは
When I was a student, sience teacher taught us about interesting effect but I didn't remember its name.
He said, "Any steam of the soup or the smoke of the tobacco will rise with the rotation of certain direction, "
And so I did a little research tonight...

「コリオリ効果」
Corioli effect (/force)

北半球で発生する台風の渦が左回り(反時計回り)なのに対し、南半球では右回り(時計回り)の渦になる。
これを、コリオリ効果と言う。
コリオリ効果とは、簡単にいってしまうと「地球の自転の影響」のこと。
緯度が高くなればなるほど(極点に近づくと)力が大きくなり、赤道で最も小さくなる。
the Coriolis effect is an apparent deflection of moving objects when they are viewed from a rotating reference frame. In a reference frame with clockwise rotation, the deflection is to the left of the motion of the object; in one with anti-clockwise rotation, the deflection is to the right.
大学生の頃、バンド友達と妙な話をよくしてた。
ただの蒸気や煙を眺めて、
その回転を見つめてると、地球の自転を想像して…
「今、自分がいる 町 < 国 < 大陸 < 地球 < 太陽系 < 宇宙... って広げていったら
悩みなんてちっぽけだ」
そんな事を言う友達だった。
あいつ、今 何してんのかな。もう音楽やめちゃったのかな…
I used to talk about this with my band friends when I was university student.
Just by watching steam or smoke... and find the rotation, imagining the constant spin of this earth...
"When I zoom out together with this smoke, the town I'm living now < country < continent < the earth < the solar system < outer space ... I start to think that the problem I'm facing right now is not that big."
Is this part of something that people call, adolescence? I don't know what he is doing now... is he still playing his guitar somewhere??
Hope he is still living happily :)

渦…Corioli effect」への6件のフィードバック

  1. This brings back memories to me too ! We were also speaking about science while I was still a student. And sometimes, we still do (because we’re still all in the science LOL). But now, we understand many things in a different way, so I think it’s true : there is a way to see it who’s called “adolescence” and another one as an adult.

    By the way, the photo is beautiful, don’t you think so ? Nature/science are often so beautiful in a very simple way (like this smoke). I used to watch fire when I was little, and even today, I’m fascinated when I look at flames. Is this the corioli effect too ? I wonder …. maybe I’ll do some research LOL

    Have a great day !
    Kiss !

    いいね

    • True! You still are right in the middle of science!! 😀
      I admire you!! Congradulation in the pursuit of your dream! How nice!!
      When I was little, I was amazed with fossils, and becoming archaeologist was my dream back then. My life now is pretty much away from it, but I still am amazed and learning a lot from science. And at the same time, I love to enjoy romantic or hilarious world of imaginations 😉

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      • Well … Thank you ^_^” But there is nothing amazing at all in being in science LOL
        When I was a child, I had many dreams : I wanted to be a gang leader (with bad guys around me and motorcycles ^_^”), I wanted to be a vocalist in a rock band and travel around the world. Later, I wanted to be a vetenarian, because of my love for pets. Now I work in a pharmacy. So, I ended up in a job that has nothing to do with my child dreams ^_^ But I keep on dreaming, so this isn’t the end of my journey !

        Music is still the one and only thing that is vital for me ^_^ Even while working in something as serious and complicated as science, I need to create (stories) and dream ! Science still has borders, but dreams and imagination don’t have any borders !!! ^_^

        Long life to our dreams !!! ^___^

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      • I really liked the way how you said… “But I keep on dreaming, so this isn’t the end of my journey !”.
        The end will come, sometime too sudden, sometimes later.. far long.
        And I think the same way about the “dream”. YES! Long life to our dreams!!! ♪v(*’-^*)

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  2. Um~昔ニュートンはPisaの斜塔から球を落として万有引力の存在を明らかにしたが
    実は地球→宇宙の実験でもあった!
    パスカル、ガリレオ、ダ・ヴィンチも当然、宇宙をも視野に入れて実験を行っていた。
    アインシュタイン博士もしかり

    昔の天才はどうしてこうも偉大なのだろうか?!
    なんで現代はアンポンタンな世の中になってしまったのだろう~?!

    Nao da Firenze

    いいね

    • なぜでしょぅね~???
      多角的視野で一つの不思議に取り組んで答えを導き出す…
      一見無駄に思える調べ物や研究、関係のなさそうな人との会話と知識の交換
      たくさんの遠回りが間にいっぱい入って、やっと目的の研究対象の謎に迫れる。
      それが良かったのかも…?

      どうでもいいけど、私…
      ガリレオ・ガリレイ(Feb15,1564)さんとお誕生日が一緒です。v( ̄ー ̄)v

      いいね

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