MadSci Network: Earth Sciences

Subject: Water / Gravity

Date: Wed Sep 25 12:52:44 1996
Posted by: Tom Olenio
Grade level: other
School/Organization: No school given.
City: Methuen State/Province: MA
Country: USA
Area of science: Earth Sciences
Message ID: 843673964.Es
I understand that water going down the drain in the northern
hemisphere swirls down the drain clockwise.  In the southern
hemisphere it swirls counter clockwise.  My question is two 

    What direction does it swirl in exactly on the
    equator or at the point of equalibrium?

    Does water swirl in limited gravity situations
    such as a space station?  How would its direction
    be affected by its place in orbit?

Thank you.

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