Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tides & Time

Time & Tide Not Important?

Credit: NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

Strait of Dover

The strong pull of tidal currents sweeps water from the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean through the narrow Strait of Dover.

We must have come to the end of times, now that time and tides no longer are important to the Brits! :-)

I have a hard time accepting that the Brits don't care about being invaded. It should be the other way around, especially for Great Britain. (also for Vikings...).

Besides, what would become of our society if it were not for geodesy (tides, time) and astronomy (tides, time)? No GPS, no naval or aviation navigation, no rocketry, no nothing in fact. We wouldn't have a clue about climate change; though it might sound insignificant with a few days pluss or minus on a historical scale, it is in fact far from it when monitor our Mother Earths changes. Far, far from it!

So I beg to differ on this one, Sam! :-)

Have a jolly good time with science.

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