As a bit of additional food for thought:
Is an expensive piece of hardware supposedly orbiting in one of the "pure science" missions ( 'that eventual have commercial apps'), goce says it
measures the "gravity field" , This is incorrect it actually very accurately measures it's height above the the earth at any given point in it's
Why is the distinction important? the purpose of
is to see how far any point on the earth is above or below the geoid . The Geoid is the perfect
spheroid formed if every point on earth conformed to a balance between gravity and angular momentum. Or the shape the earth would be if it were all
The first question one should ask themselves is , why would a government , in a world of financial crisis, spend millions ( and extend the program )on
The answer would seem to be someone is very concerned about how the earth is or could adjust to changes in the tilt and how this effects the geoid
for example :
The scale on this map is in meters above or below the perfect Geoid, if one looks at Japan clearly the eastern coast has a localized 'well above
average' sitting on a 'sticking' point on the pacific subduction zone.
Now in times past the three co-incident wobbles in the earth's rotation set up various fairly predictable patterns of oscillation the small changes
progressively changed the tilt axis (wobble ) of the planet in odd but fairly predictable repeated pattern as a three waveform addition progression.
these account for certain places on the globes know ,expected seismic activity
The planet is not a marble (solid all the way through) as the axis wobbles around the core (and it's oblatness) respond rather quickly , the exterior
conforms a bit slower ( so we add another wave form , as the time of interaction of translation change between inner and outer )
Recently three things have become important:
1: the chandler wobble of the earth's tilt stopped and has inexplicably restarted in a way not explained by any know mechanism
2: the magnetic poles are extremely rapidly running to new positions
3: between the Brazil earth quake and the fukushima earth quake ( not to mention christchurch twice ) the tilt for the planet moved almost ten
Clearly the core mantle relationship is trying to adjust to a new placement in relation to the geiod and spin (spheroid shape) and in the line of
direct displacement one would expect japan to drop about three meters ( which in some places it has), unfortunately the LARGE subduction it sits on
has now lost some sort of long standing equilibrium and it (every day ) is adjusting by sliding a bit towards conformation with the geoid.
This is if total about a thirty meter adjustment for 30% of the eastern sea board of japan ( much less for the southeastern seabord), so we are either
looking at a continuous "slide" of small quakes or one big "calm' and then a lightning stroke .
At a guess I would say for places over 40meters above the Geoid in the Japanese danger zone a 100% chance of dropping at least another 3-6 meters
within two years , but probably a lot sooner. Unfortunately the adjustment will almost certainly be in two parts lower and then upper .
PLEASE DO NOT STAR THIS POST , this is not something , for accolades , or recognition , if I would not have been asked I NEVER WOULD HAVE SAID A thing
, perhaps I am a bad man ... in any vent it's just my opinion I may be wrong do with it as you will ...
I do believe the present scum "leaders" would never evacuate even if they were sure death himself were coming
edit on 19-4-2011 by Silverlok because: (no reason given)