Lunar-Solar TIDES are exhibited in both oceans and on landmasses; they exhibit rising and falling of seawater daily, and UPLIFT-SINKING of the earth’s CRUST on a kilo-year to million year basis. The large RATIO of TIMES is due to the ratio of the viscosities of crust/water (which is near 100 million to 1). The oceanic TIDES in the open seas absorb most of the GRAVITATIONAL ENERGY, but regularly there is a “JERK” forming SEAMOUNTS in a circular pattern. Harmonics create these patterns in many SCALES- from meter to km to mega meter ARCS. The largest for the earth is that of the TRANSFORMS- which are 40,000 km in length, when extrapolated (40Kkm-the circumference of earth). These TIDES are concomitant with POLAR WOBBLE- which results in 2 adjacent features:
The combination of these two rotations produces an ANALEMMA, SURROUNDED BY AN ELLIPSE. This is an almost complete FIGURE 8, which occurs throughout the earth’s crust, as double adjacent rotations with a diameter ratio of 1.6 (axial/precessional diameter ratio).
The TILT ANGLE PRODUCES a VERTICAL RISE (SCARP) which has a lateral/vertical dimension RATIO of 50:1, and produces geothermal effects whenever the scarp is more than 45 degrees from the vertical (chemical and solubility changes at SLICKENSIDES, warm seeps, hot springs, or vulcanism).
The regularity of the TIME PASSAGE for the AXIAL ROTATIONS may be used for TIME INTERVAL MEASUREMENTS (40.96 km/m.y. or its HARMONICS- such as the 4,096 m.y. age of the initiation of the MOON'S GRAVITATIONAL ATTRACTION), but is erroneous for the PRECESSIONAL CYCLES. ON-GOING CYCLE TIMES are equivalent to AGE, but the traces are preserved in the crustal rocks and may be younger than ROCK UPLIFT TIME, and are always younger than ROCK DEPOSITIONAL AGE.
I have been using EARTH TIDAL FRICTION RATES categorized in 4 classifications: 10.24 mm/year in the NE and SE blocks, 20.48 in the NW, and 30.72 mm/yr in the SW BLOCK. This, according to that displayed by water tides, is an OVER-SIMPLIFICATION. The more correct procedure is to use a SINUSOIDAL VARIATION, STARTING with the middle of the NE side of any BLOCK, until reaching the middle of the SW block. BLOCKS are defined by a TRAPEZOIDAL DISPLAY of 2 or 3 linears separating an isolated uplift or sink- such as the PARIA PLATEAU, UT.
This involves 180 degrees rotation- such as that which you would see from a half day of water tides. During this time, coastal tides pass from one high to the following high (or low) water level. The EQUATIONS for this HALF CIRCLE in the EARTH'S CRUST are as follows:
TIDAL FRICTION MAGNITUDE, M = 10.24(1 + sine A) where A= angle between 0 and 90 degrees. This results in 17.48 mm/yr at the border of quadrants (usually the N-S loxodrome), and 20.48 at the NW maximum. Continuing, from 90 to 180 degrees, the magnitude:
M = 20.48 +10.24 sine B, where B is the angle between the NW and SW locations. This results in 20.48 at the NW corner and 30.72 mm/year at the SW corner of the block:
At the SE and NE corners of the block, there is a constancy of TIDAL FRICTION- essentially LINEAR frictional slowing, due to the SUN’S INFLUENCE.
From the SW to the SE corners, there is a continual TIDAL FRICTION DECREASE- from 30.72 to 10.24 at the SE corner:
M= 30.72 -20.48 sine C, where C = 0 to 90 degrees at the SE corner. This results in a variation from 30.72 at the SW to finally 10.24 mm/yr at the SE corner. The magnitude at the southern extremity is 13.24 mm/yr. (NOTICE THAT THE ADDITION of extreme N and S magnitudes yields 30.72mm/yr.). The magnitude at the extreme west boundary is 27.72mm/yr, and can be remembered as the mid-point SW value - 3, similarly to the north boundary being NW 20.48-3mm/yr.
Weather cells show these features, but VAGUENESS prevents my PRACTICAL USE of them:
I will TEST THESE EQUATIONS with some GOOGLE EARTH CASES- first, with Whidbey Island:
I will improve on the ABOVE photo of Possession Point,after incorporating the SINUSOIDAL EQUATIONS:
Notice that the measurement of the quadrant is not equal from side-too-side; this indicates that the quadrant is elliptical, not simply circular (a LOXODROMAL SPIRAL- notice the regular decrease of the RADIUS of CURVATURE, as a traverse is walked from the NE to the SW coastline).
This entails an error, since the arc will be NOT truly circular. Consequently the calculated age of 5543 years is too low. I have made added measurements, finally realizing that the quadrant center must be used- by drawing a line from the farthest north position of the spit to that at 135 degrees to the coastline (which should be the farthest west position). This line is divided into 4 parts to locate a 45 degree portion of the 90 degree quadrant. Then the 45 degree arc may be located for distance measurement along the coast line. This may be used to determine the diameter of the nearly circular arc, and the age calculated from diameter/20.48mm/year. The most accurately-calculated age is then 6000 years instead of 5543- 7.6% variation. This includes my personal measurement errors and that from tracing the arc along its path. There is a small error encountered from the not-quite-circular arc, but this case is probably the simplest (since there has not been sufficient time to create younger sinusoidal oscillations along the way- tits, bays, and other protrusions). This tedious determination of the accurate age of the circular movement may be eliminated, when an “eyeball method” is perfected for quickly finding the exact NW quadrant center. Checking this entire process may be made by measuring the angle (along with the distance) for each measurement, Google earth usage entails distortion whenever there is slanting of the presentation (OBLIQUE VIEW).
Incidently, after doing all this, I read the entrance SIGN, and found that some GEOPHYSICIST had already determined the SEA LEVEL STABILIZATION DATE; 6000 years. I think that they have "rounded it off", but this age coincides with my MORE ACCURATE CALCULATIONS.
The next COMPLICATION involves the expense of GRAVITATIONAL ENERGY in creation of uplifts or rises. With a rising ELLIPSE, the lateral TIDAL RATE is reduced; this may involve an unknown magnitude, but my cases hint that the tidal LATERAL FRICTION RATE is half NORMAL. Then the UPLIFT TIDAL RATE is half the LATERAL RATE OR LESS.
I MUST SOLVE the PHYSICAL PARAMETERS, which determine whether there is SINKING (as with SPIRALING BASINS), or RISING, as with the ZION NP, UTAH:
The separation of Pacific Transforms is 7.2 degrees of latitude at the COASTLINE of the Americas until Chile, South America (1/50th of the 360 degrees of a circle), and subduction continues from Mendocino, CA to the Olympic peninsula, WA, where vertical movement transpires. For example, subduction is reversed (RESULTING in a RISE of previously deeply-buried STRATA yielding major METAMORPHISM) for the NW USA at the rise of the Bitterroot Mts. Consequently, the depth of a semicircular subduction reaches 1/50th of 40Kkm or 800 km. This situation does not usually occur, since the arc of rotation is less than half-circular. A sixth of a circle- 60 degrees- entails subduction of .866 x 800km = 693 km, and a 30 degree VERTICAL arc entails 400 km subduction (which is observed with geophysical measurements).