adverb see geostrophic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • geostrophically — See geostrophic. * * * …   Universalium

  • geostrophic — adjective Etymology: ge + Greek strophikos turned, from strophē turning more at strophe Date: 1916 of, relating to, or arising from the Coriolis force • geostrophically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Geostrophic wind — The geostrophic wind is the theoretical wind that would result from an exact balance between the Coriolis force and the pressure gradient force. This condition is called geostrophic balance. The geostrophic wind is directed parallel to isobars… …   Wikipedia

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