Originally Posted by Hugh Akston
Which is the phenomenon that causes hurricane vortexes to spin in different directions, depending on which hemisphere they occur:
Correct, this and other phenomena like the heat of the Sun, the heat of the Earth, and the revolution of the Earth around the Sun is the cause of all weather phenomena.
The following other discoveries were made by Caucasians in order to determine the cause of weather:
- this is the hypothesis that the Earth and the other planets revolve around the Sun. This was hypothesized by German scientist Nicolaus Copernicus in 1514.
Elliptical Planetary Orbits
- this is the hypothesis that the orbits of the planets around the sun are elliptical because aside from being attracted to the rotating gravitational field of the rotating Sun, the planets would also be attracted to the gravity of the other planets and this would cause distortions in their orbits. This is what causes the Earth to have seasons because the distance between the Earth and the Sun changes which causes fluctuations in temperature, giving areas that are distant from the equator the 4 seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, while areas that are near or at the equator have the 2 seasons of dry and wet. This was hypothesized by German scientist Johannes Kepler in 1605.
- a device used to see distant objects by focusing light using 2 lenses placed parallel to each other in a tube. This was invented by Italian scientist Galileo Galilei in 1609 so that he could prove Copernicus' Heliocentric hypothesis and Johannes Kepler's Elliptical Planetary Orbits hypothesis.
- discovered by French scientist Bernard Palissy in 1580. This is the cause of rain, lightning, snow, hail, blizzards, downbursts, and tornadoes: water from the surface is evaporated by heat and causes it to rise into the atmosphere and form clouds while also creating an imbalance of air pressure and electrical charge because of the introduction of water molecules into the atmosphere. This phenomenon can be caused by the heat of the Sun, temperature differences caused by the elliptical orbit of the Earth around the sun, and also the heat of the Earth from phenomenon such as volcanic eruptions, this is why there is also such a thing as volcanic rain, volcanic lightning, and even volcanic tornadoes.