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Coriolis effect

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The Coriolis Effect Explained

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The Coriolis Effect

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Coriolis Effect

In physics, the Coriolis force is an inertial force that seems to act on objects that are in motion within a frame of reference, that rotates with respect to an inertial frame. In a reference frame with clockwise rotation, the force acts to the left of the motion of the object. In one with anticlockwise rotation, the force acts to the right. Deflection of an object due to the Coriolis force is called the Coriolis effect. Though recognized previously by others, the mathematical expression for the Coriolis force appeared in an 1835 paper by French scientist Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, in connection with the theory of water wheels. Early in the 20th century, the term Coriolis force began to be used in connection with meteorology.
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  • History 

  • Formula 

  • Length scales and the Rossby number 

  • Simple cases 

  • Applied to the Earth 

  • Visualization of the Coriolis effect 

  • Coriolis effects in other areas