One of the more mysterious properties of water can be observed by repeating Fuch’s experiment where two beakers of water are set aside each other and a high voltage electric potential is applied, the cathode in one beaker, the anode in the other. A small tube of water appears joining the two beakers, and if the beakers are carefully pulled apart, the water remains as a rigid tube for up to 25mm separation (See Gerald H. Pollack’s updates on this).
The water bridge is made of two components, a rotating annulus and linearly moving core. The core consists of protonated water and flows from the anode to the cathode, while the annulus actually rotates and is comprised of negatively charged water, or hydronium ions. What drives the movement of water? The protons? Does the water partition into +ve and -ve components that then accumulate in each beaker, or does the water flow from one beaker to the other?
This annular rotational mechanism could be applied to atmospheric low-pressure cells and the development of cyclones, hurricanes and tornados where these extremely powerful vortices, always associated with atmospheric water, are better explained using electrical effects, i.e. the motion of electric charge in and out of the earth-system rather than from the abstraction of the mythical Coriolis Force. Are we observing Birkeland currents?
Think about it.