Hey there, I'd like your thoughts on an issue I have regarding the calc of Aokiji freezing the ocean.
We have a good shot of the horizon on this page which is almost from the height that the characters themselves would be looking at the horizon. So I'd prefer to calc the distance to the horizon from the perspective of the characters by using their height and how high above sea level they are.
There is an alternative shot from a higher vantage point, but I have issues with it personally. It looks to me like the 'horizon' is uneven because of icy waves partially blocking it, and on top of that it's not even pointed directly towards the horizon like the other panel and it's hard to gauge how high up the 'camera' is.
So, I'm in favour of using the first horizon shot even though it is lower down compared to the latter horizon shot. But others disagree.
I see. If the Island is on the edge of the horizon it Would be visible due to its own elevation. You should combine distance to the horizon from both islands. But keep in mind that that result shouldn't exceed clear day viewing distance of 20 km. If is does it would be better to use 20 km instead
I've highlighted in red what I mean. To me it looks like waves of ice are obscuring the direct view of the horizon, and if they are then it means using them to gauge how far away the horizon is, is pointless. And if it is hidden behind the monster, then isn't it also pointless?
Whereas if we look here from the vantage point of the character, the horizon is flat.
Anyway just distance to the horizon is not enough. Assuming the opposite island's shore has the same elevation as the one with Kuzan it would be visible. You should add distance to the horizon from the shore to your result. (i would draw a picture to explain you how it works if you're confused but im not home atm)
As you can see in the picture if the island is on the edge of the horizon it would be within the field of view due to its own elevation. And that elevation just matters as much as the height of the observer.
According to your calc height of the shore is 2.98 meters making distance to the horizon 6163 m. Now you need to add this value to each of the result (exept distance the villagers travelled)
Keep in mind this is a massive lowball because it assumes the opposite island is complimety flat
At a distance of several kilometers away, the barely raised shoreline of the distant island would be practically invisible to the naked eye, wouldn't it?
It's not like any of the characters are looking at it with a telescope, so even if the island was 100 meters, or 1000 meters beyond the horizon, it'd be extremely difficult for them to see if anything was there, right?
I'm not sure about it but I think it would be visible due to it's lenght. Anyway assuming distance to the horizon makes no scence because the island is still within the field of view. Even if the shoreline wouldn't be visible the horizon has nothing to do with it
I'm also using three different ends for the depth of the water frozen; the scientifically correct amount based on how long the ice could endure for a week for a low end, and two tidal ranges of 12 m and 16.3 m for mid end and high end; since the water Aokiji froze is completely drained by the tide.
Hey Ugarik, there was a calc that you previously accepted that i raised some problems with and was asked to make a Discussion thread on it, i've added some extra context that you may not have been aware of previously so if you could check it out whenever you have free time your input would be appreciated.