Rotational Speeds Effecting Earth
Name: bob w whitbeck
Date: 1993 - 1999
Please explain how rotational speed affect the Earth.
If you mean the rotation about the north south axis, then the biggest
effect is our day and night. This rotation gives the 24 hour day. If was
faster we would have a shorter day. If it was slower we would have a longer day.
Of course, we would probably have a different size of hours. The rotation also drives our weather
and makes the shape of the earth a little bulgy around the equator.
Samuel P Bowen
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