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I always heard water flow downhill because of the Earth’s gravity, and as we all know the Earth’s gravity is so strong. Despite the fact, the thing which opens my eyes widely is- something goes against the universal rules. But what surprised me most is that the water ever naturally goes against it and flow upward.
And the question arises is, is that true can water naturally flow uphill?
Well, the answer is yes, I know it’s simple but weird. But it can if the parameters are right. For example, the wave on a beach can flow uphill, no matter if it’s just for the instant. Just like that, Water in a siphon can flow uphill too. Even more, Antarctica has a river which flows uphill underneath one of its ice sheets.
Now, how does science explain these upward flows of water?
About the Waves and Siphons-
There are few understandable reason and occurrences which cause the upward watery movement in case of Waves and those are- Tides (primarily caused by the moon’s gravitational forces) and Tsunamis (often triggered by earthquakes and underwater landslides or volcanoes).
But the point is how it cause-
Here, what I have found- The energy and forces produced by these natural phenomena can push water upward, allowing it to naturally rise into a wave or run up a shoreline. So simple and natural right compared to how complicated it sounds before, I had that reaction too, but now its sound so natural and never give a flinch of oddness.
And, what about the siphon?
A siphon acts under different pressures. Since the ancient time’s People have used siphons since ancient times; according to a study published in 2014 in the journal scientific Reports, ancient Egyptians used it for irrigation and winemaking. Nowadays, you might use siphons to steal gas from cars (If you’re thieving), but you won’t. However, there is still dispute over how its work, so it’s safe to not use it.
What causes science has for Antarctica River –
Beneath the continent’s ice sit the Gamburtsev Mountains, a massive range with peaks and valleys, there’s a river that flows upward beneath one of its ice sheets.
And the reason for this unexpected watery movement is the ice on top of it. It’s aligned with the direction of the ice flow and this alignment and the immense pressure from the ice sheet above it push the water upward.
There are others examples too in which water naturally run uphill. For instances, Mississippi River, an 8.0-magnitude earthquake shook southeastern Missouri so hard and that caused Mississippi River temporarily flowed backward.