Expanded Discussion of The HAB Theory |
Equatorial Bulge Displacement during the capsizing.
When a tilt-over occurs, the poles rapidly
accelerate until the ice caps reach 45 degrees
from the axis of spin, due to the centrifugal
force acting on them. Immediately upon passing
this 45-degree point, an equally rapid
deceleration begins, and the ice caps comes to
a full stop between 10 and 15 degrees from the
former equatorial latitude. The reason for
this is that the equatorial bulge -- moving
more slowly, to be sure, to overcome the
resistance of the Earth's crust -- has been
moving to meet the onrushing ice cap.
Thus, the capsizing is not a full 90 degrees,
but rather between 75 and 80 degrees. At the
same time, the equatorial bulge has moved 10
to 15 degrees toward the ice cap, with which
it merges. Immediately the two masses work in
unison to establish the new equatorial bulge
for stabilization of the globe, still at right
angles to the axis of spin.