FIGURE 1. The Moon was not usually believed to be involved in the general circulation of the oceans.

From the following article:

Oceanography: Moon, tides and climate

Carl Wunsch

Nature 405, 743-744(15 June 2000)

doi:10.1038/35015639

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But in Russian literature, Private Kozma Prutkov, regarded as quite dim, usually produces the right answers. When asked which is more important, the Sun or Moon, he replies: "The Moon, of course, because the sun shines only in daytime when it is bright anyhow...". (Drawing by M. Dormer16.)

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