Lake Shasta Dam intake pictures

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I just came accross this today and thought it was pretty cool. Apparently these are pictures of a dam intake or something and I believe it is Lake Shasta.

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You can find more of these cool pictures in higher resolution here:

http://www.hotboat.com/image_center/sho ... ppuser=350
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Wow, that's like a huge plug-hole in a sink, you can even see it's swirling down in a slight clockwise motion too, lol... absolutely outstanding photo.

http://www.hotboat.com/image_center/sho ... thecat=500

That one looks particularly surreal. It just looks... wrong!

Hey, did you ever see that episode of the Simpsons where Bart & Homer got 3-D-ized in a kind of Poltergeist spoof? That's what it reminds me of!

Edit : let's see if this URL works any better, heh.
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i cannot get to that pic. maybe the link is wrong.

u have to post the link into the browser bar.
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wow,thats just amazing that they can do something like that,all i can say is wow.
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that would be fun to go swim into that hole and then get shot out of that pipe. i bet you would come flying out.
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When I first saw that picture, I thought it was fake. To me it looks like a hole that could take you to another dimension or something.
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lol, exactly BigWeb, just like the Simpsons episode :D
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the funny thing is it would be going counter clockwise south of the equator ;)
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actually if you start it going clockwise it will go clockwise. it all depends on the direcetion of the water in that area.
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what?!! how do you start it going a direction?
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turn it that way, or the way the water is moving, it is like eddies
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most of the time it depends on the gravitational field and weather ur north or south of the equator, but yes I do agree it will go in the direction it is started in, also we could ask musik to do a test for us and let us know which way the water is going down the drain in her sink since she is in australia and last time I checked it was in the souther hemisphere :D
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I'm pretty sure the "coriolis effect" only applies to large scale things like weather systems. Currents in the case of the intake or the design of the sink in the case of fixtures will determine which way the water goes. I think it's an urban myth that water always goes down the drain one way in one hemispere and the opposite in the other hemisphere.
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ahh coriolis effect only effects things that are moving due to a change in tempuatur up and down (convection cells) so something like a toilet or a dam intake system would not be effected
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http://zebu.uoregon.edu/~js/glossary/co ... ffect.html
explains it
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I know what it is, and I'm saying that it won't affect water going down a drain because it is a commonly held myth that it does. As far as I know it is not limited to anything related to temperature though.

http://www.badastronomy.com/mad/1996/coriolis.html
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well actually the diffences in tempurature due to the uneven heating of the sun is what gets the air to move in cells, these cells are then "spun" to get the air moving southwest and north east.

_.........-|
..\.........| air here goes south west
...\.......-|
....\.......| northeast
.....\.....-|
......|.....| southwest
......|....-|
...../......| northeast
..../......-|
.../........|southwest
_/........-|

hope you all enjoyed the weather leson I'll try to find a real picture of it
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so in conclusion, the only reason coriolis effect works is because the wind in moving north a south and can be beaten into the required dicertion by the spinning world, most water currents occur due to the same reaon
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That may be what makes the air/water move, but the coriolis effect itself has nothing to do with temperature. Note that both the link you provided earlier describing the effect as well as the link I provided use the example of a projectile fired through the atmosphere and mention nothing about a limitation of the effect as regards temperature. What sets the objects in motion is irrelevant.
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tempurature is what gets the air and water to move so coiolis effect HAS an effect, however you are right in stating the coriolis is not directly related to temurature, the two together are just what makes water and air go in a counter/clockwise direction pending where you are.
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It doesn't matter HOW an object is set in motion at all. That just happens to be the case when referring to meteorology and oceanography. Granted, those are the most common cases where the effect is observed.
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yes but if the object has a eastern or western velocity, there will be no effect at all.
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explination please? I guess I don't understand the effect at hand, but if a projectile is fired 100m/s west with a wind acting southeast the projectile would end up south and not as far as it's target if there was no wind.......

but that has nothing to do with this effect so an explination would be nice.
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no were not talking about wind, we are talking about the rotation of the earth, if you fire a projectile at 100 m/s it would slow down at 9.8m/s-1 or whatever, but the rotation of the earth would have no effect, if you fired a projectile for 90 latt south the coriolis effect (rotation of the would) would cause the projectile to land a few units west of the intended direction, so something fired at 100m/s south would change to 100m/s [N89.97]or whatever
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ahhh ok gotcha
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wow trippy lookin pics!! is it real?
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Those are the best dam photos I've ever seen.
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ahahahahaaaa
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hey musik which way does the water go down the sink in australia? Lets say the sink is full with a plug at the bottom and u pull the plug. so does the water go clockwise or counter clockwise? Thank you for ur support in this matter :D
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going to look now lmao

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