> "If the Earth were blanketed with an opaque atmosphere, sea-buoy and sonde arrays would nevertheless faithfully encode an "data animation" of the positions of Sun, Moon, and Earth rotation phase.."
You sound awfully naive about data analysis, as if you have never actually done much of it. If there were a direct feedthrough of the primary forcing on to the measurements, that would actually be a GOOD THING, because you could use that to calibrate the forcing input. Whereas in engineering, getting e.g. a clock signal feedthrough in an audio component is not a good thing -- you already know what your clock is so that's not helping any
Keep digging yourself into a corner. I will let you know if you come up with something useful.