To create paragraphs in your essay response, type <p> at the beginning of the paragraph, and </p> at the end.
In his televised journey from the North Pole to the South Pole, comedian/writer/traveler/Monty Python member Michael Palin came across a peculiar tourist attraction located on the equator in Africa. At this tourist hot spot, there are two water fountains positioned on each side of the equator: one in the Northern Hemisphere and one in the Southern hemisphere. The tour guide tells the tourists that water drains in a clockwise direction on the northern side of the equator and counterclockwise on the southern side of the equator due to the effects of the Coriolis force. The water does appear to drain down the fountains as predicted by the tour guides. Having learned about the Coriolis force in this chapter, do you think the direction of water drainage reflects the impact of the Coriolis force or is this a coincidence? Make a reasoned argument first, and read through the information provided by the links at this site for more information.