Dave said:
> "I think Laplace greatly underestimated Coriolis in his Tidal Equations."

I know you haven't read the entirety of this thread that has been running for over 5 years now, but Coriolis is included in Laplace's Tidal Equations, and it's the precise cancellation of Coriolis **exactly** along the equator that allows us to analytically solve LTE as a separable spatio-temporal standing wave formulation.

No one so far has found anything wrong with the derivation, which could fall under the category of a topological insulator or a topologically protected system, as recently described in this article [Topological origin of equatorial waves](https://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6366/1075).

You may want to catch up to all the analysis that has gone into the thread.