BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A new study reveals an unexpected link between the moon’s tidal force and the probability of raining. According to this new research endeavor, the moon’s gravitational tug affect the probability of precipitations, the phenomenon being dependent on the moon’s position.
Much has been written on the moon’s influence on Earth’s weather pattern. For example, we all know for a fact the moon’s gravitational pull accounts for water phenomenon known as ebb-tides or tidal waves. In other words, the periodic oscillation of water levels determined by multiple factors such as Earth’s gravitation forces, the moon’s gravitation tug, the Sun and last, but, no least, Earth’s rotational factor.
But this is the first study to demonstrate that there is a real connection between the moon’s gravitational pull and precipitations.
This momentous discovery was made by two scientists specialized in atmospheric phenomena. Tsubasa Kohyama, the lead researcher, who is also a doctoral student, declared that he along with John Wallace made this stupendous discovery after performing a routine analysis on a couple of atmospheric waves.
The duo discovered that in between atmospheric waves there are several oscillations in terms of atmospheric pressure. After spending more than 2 years working on this project and using satellite images collected by NASA and Japan’s Space Agency, the two scientists have concluded that the position of the Moon can actually predict the frequency and quantity of precipitations.
In other words, it would seem that the Moon’s gravity field plays a key role in the frequency of rainfalls. After studying the satellite data, the scientist has observed that when the moon is situated in its highest position, its gravitational pull makes the atmosphere shift up. This also makes the pressure go up.
When the atmosphere goes up along with the pressure, during the overhead and underfoot lunar phases, the air parcels located below the atmospheric front exhibit an increase in temperature. The scientists noted that the warm air below the atmospheric front is capable is capable of holding more humidity, thus increasing the probability of rainfall.
The new study performed by two atmospheric scientists has revealed that the Moon’s gravitational tug affects the probability of precipitations. Presently, the team of scientists has included these new facts into a more comprehensive weather prediction computer model.
They agreed that this momentous discovery can prove to be very useful when it comes to computing the probability of rainfall in some parts of the world. Moreover, if the soon-to-be-designed system proves to be feasible, it could also be used to explain why the rainfall disparity.