Simple diagrams

As I was doing some research for my dissertation, mainly dealing with weather systems in the ocean and other things including tides, currents, wind and waves, I noticed something.

This something that I noticed, was that each system had its own little visual further explaining the workings behind the subject, and it showed each process separately. What I realised, which when I reveal it might not sound like such a profound thing, but I realised that each one of these systems being displayed and explained, all happen at once. Every little process by which the oceans work and live are occurring at the same time. So I thought it was time to try and condense each system into one large diagram with all of these mechanics being explained and depicted using small symbolic icons to show which process is taking place specifically.

A simple diagram depicting the effect that the sun and the moon have on earth's tides, and how the gravitational pull from each body works on the tidal flow.
A simple diagram depicting the effect that the sun and the moon have on earth’s tides, and how the gravitational pull from each body works on the tidal flow.

 

This diagram shows the various parts of the wave. What's interesting is that when waves roll over the surface of the ocean, the water molecules that make up the wave are stationary. Each wave is simply a ripple and the main body of water stays put.
This diagram shows the various parts of the wave. What’s interesting is that when waves roll over the surface of the ocean, the water molecules that make up the wave are stationary. Each wave is simply a ripple and the main body of water stays put.
This is the initial idea for the main diagram, where each of these processes will be illustrated using very simple visual language
This is the initial idea for the main diagram, where each of these processes will be illustrated using very simple visual language
This part of the diagram shows how wind creates waves on the surface, and further back you can see how waves break onto a beach.
This part of the diagram shows how wind creates waves on the surface, and further back you can see how waves break onto a beach.
Here you can see the water cycle in effect, where precipitation runs down the land and from its rivers and estuaries, it goes back into the sea, to be evaporated into the air where the cycle can continue.
Here you can see the water cycle in effect, where precipitation runs down the land and from its rivers and estuaries, it goes back into the sea, to be evaporated into the air where the cycle can continue.
Part of the diagram depicting how waves are formed, their various parts in symbols, another part of the water cycle where water is evaporated into the and condenses as cloud cover, and where white light retracts in the water and how different colours in our spectrum behave differently when they penetrate the water.
Part of the diagram depicting how waves are formed, their various parts in symbols, another part of the water cycle where water is evaporated into the and condenses as cloud cover, and where white light retracts in the water and how different colours in our spectrum behave differently when they penetrate the water.
Concerning light, one of the most visually satisfying aspect of the ocean. White light shines from the sun and allows us to perceive colour on the surface. When light hits water however, colours with longer wavelengths such as red and orange, are absorbed at a shallower depth than a colour with a very short wavelength, such as blue. This is why underwater photography in full colour is only possible with the use of exterior lights or a strobe.
Concerning light, one of the most visually satisfying aspect of the ocean. White light shines from the sun and allows us to perceive colour on the surface. When light hits water however, colours with longer wavelengths such as red and orange, are absorbed at a shallower depth than a colour with a very short wavelength, such as blue. This is why underwater photography in full colour is only possible with the use of exterior lights or a strobe.

Here we can see how waves are formed, how water circulates, how the tides are moved by the sun and the moon, and even why the ocean is blue. This has been interesting in the sense that a door has been opened to experiment with science and symbols, to create an almost mythological feel to the information being presented, perhaps as hieroglyphs and runes may do.

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