Driving Forces

Some articles on driving forces, forces, force, driving, driving force:

Plate Tectonics - Driving Forces of Plate Motion - Driving Forces Related To Earth Rotation
... Alfred Wegener, being a meteorologist, had proposed tidal forces and pole flight force as main driving mechanisms for continental drift ... However, these forces were considered far too small to cause continental motion as the concept then was of continents plowing through oceanic crust ... Therefore, Wegener converted to convection currents as the main driving force in the last edition of his book in 1929 ...
IJkdijk - Driving Forces
... Developments in communication and sensor technology have advanced so far that it seems possible to utilize this new technology to effectively support the management and monitoring of flood protection works in an economically efficient manner ... This seems to open up ways to offer cheaper and better alternatives for the traditional methods of embankment monitoring, maintenance and improvement ...
Ice Drift - Sea Ice: General Features and Dynamics - Driving Forces
... Wind is thought to be the main driving force along with ocean currents ... The Coriolis force and sea ice surface tilt have also been invoked ... These driving forces induce a state of stress within the drift ice zone ...

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    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    The Westerly Wind asserting his sway from the south-west quarter is often like a monarch gone mad, driving forth with wild imprecations the most faithful of his courtiers to shipwreck, disaster, and death.
    Joseph Conrad (1857–1924)