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Coriolis Force

  • Definition: An apparent force observed on any free-moving object in a rotating system. On the earth, this deflective force results from the earth's rotation and causes moving particles (including the wind) to deflect to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Source: Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere (fifth edition) by C. Donald Ahrens

  • Listed under: Atmospheric Sciences, Mechanics

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